Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja, MD

Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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49 y/o
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Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Fresno, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic oncology, and more.Read his story

Central California Heart and Lung Surgery

7575 N Cedar Ave Ste 101

Fresno, CA 93720
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Khwaja's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khwaja performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Khwaja performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khwaja performs Lung Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Khwaja performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khwaja treats Pulmonary Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Khwaja treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Khwaja's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adrenal Gland Cancer
All Lymphoma
Anemia
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Diseases
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Replacement
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Autoimmune Diseases
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Benign Tumor
Bladder Cancer
Bleeding Disorders
Blood Disorders
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Colorectal Cancer
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagostomy
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Hernia Repair
Hypercoagulable State
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Impella Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Kidney Cancer
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Leukocytosis
Liver Cancer
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Resection
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Melanoma
Meningiomas
Mesothelioma
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neutropenia
Nodular Lymphoma
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Ovarian Cancer
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pancytopenia
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
Port Placements or Replacements
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
Prostate Cancer
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Purpura
Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Retina Diseases
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Malignancies
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Skin Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombocytosis
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Urinary Disorders
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Ventricular Assist Device
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Khwaja has been physician in Central Valley of California since 2005, he is he busiest heart and lung surgeon having performed more than 5,000 operations."

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

University Of Southern California Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Heart Surgery and Heart/Lung Transplant Fellowship, 2004-2005
Fellowship Hospital
Baylor College Of Medicine General Surgery Residency Program, 1996-2001
Residency Hospital
University Of Texas, Southwestern Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program, 2001-2004
Residency Hospital
1996
Boston University School of Medicine
Medical School
1992
University Of California, Berkeley, Bachelor Of Arts, Biochemistry
Undergraduate School
Abiomed Bvs 5000 Ventricular Assist Device (Vad) Training Certification, Abiomed Inc., 2001
Adult Aortic Surgery Elective, Dr. Hazim Safi, University Of Texas Houston, May-June 2004
Advanced Training Course Transmyocardial Revascularization (Tmr) and Holmium-Yag Laser System, Cardiogenesis, June 7, 2003
Carolina Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolina Health Care System, March 9, 2001
Medtronic Cardiac Surgery Resident Program, Medtronic, May 16-17, 2002
1996
1992

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fresno Magazine, The Best Doctors, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1996
  • Montebello Unified School District Board of Education Certificate of Recognition Outstanding Role Model, 2005
  • Dr. Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Baylor College of Medicine Outstanding Teaching Resident Award, 2001
  • Certificate of United States Congressional Recognition, Montebello’s First Cardiac Surgeon, by United States Congresswoman Honorable Grace F. Napolita, 2004
  • Community Hospital Physician Champion Nominee, 2009
  • American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award, 1999

Media & Publications

  • The Ross Procedure is an Ideal Aortic Valve Replacement Operation for the Teen Patient, 2005
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the posterior mediastinum, 2002
  • Surgery for the Chondrosarcoma of the descending thoracic aorta, 2000
  • Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Empyema in HIV Infected Patients – Severity and Treatment Modality is Associated with CD4 Count Status, 2005
  • Hyperhydrosis, May 2007
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Sep 2009
  • Marfan’s Syndrome: Surgical Treatment of Aortic Root., July 2007
  • A Hearty Welcome, Cardiac Surgery, July 2008

Dr. Khwaja's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Khwaja

4.7

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Without a doubt he is the finest Surgeon and is truly a compassionate individual. My care under his direction is second to none. Would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a Surgeon
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Dr Khwaja is a global class surgeon that is extremely talented and skilled craftsman for surgery ! He pulled off miracle surgery that Stanford said could not be done. Dr Khwaja is the best of the best!
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Dr. Khwaja performed a triple bypass on me 10 November 2006 at the Fresno Heart Hospital. I still to this day feel that if Dr. Khwaja had not been on duty/call the night of my heart attack I would not be here today. Look at his education, look at his research, look at the teaching/mentoring he...Read More
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I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Khwaja after my surgery on Feb. 11 2017, I really might have met him before surgery but I can't recall that because I was so sick. I found Dr. Khwaja to be very professional in his work and I am glad he preformed my Mitro Valve replacement. I Highly recommend...Read More
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I recently had triple bypass surgery by Dr Khwaja, and receceived the best care anyone could have. I felt totally informed about surgery and was very confident he would complete the job. I was released from the hospital in record time (5) days. He visited me everyday while in the hospital, with...Read More
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