Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja, MD

Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Male | 46 years old

Central California Heart and Lung Surgery
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Dr. Khwaja specializes in Cardiac Surgery and practices in Fresno, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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4.7 based on 28 responses
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (27)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Khwaja's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Fresno, CA |
Dr. Khwaja was very friendly and courteous, and gave me every bit of confidence that I would survive the procedure in which most certainly scared the daylights out of me. I have the highest level of respect and confidence for this doctor and his staff whether it be at his practice or at the Fresno Heart Hospital.
in Fresno, CA |
My mother Lorena had triple bypass surgery performed by Dr. Khwaja and her experience was absolutely A+. She was quite afraid to have this procedure performed but This Excellent doctors bedside manner, and communication skills left my mother with absolute optimism. He explained everything and answered my calls for additional information. He is quite frankly the Best Heart Surgeon in the Central Valley. His operating standards are extremely high! And He's 100% educated and trained in the USA
in Hollister, CA |
He saved my life and was so caring, knowledgeable, and human in after surgery treatment. Fresno is lucky to have him in their community
in Selma, CA |
Hes a wonderful surgeon ,he gave me life when others wrote me off ------Great man
in Fresno |
One of the very best! Very considerate of patient and family needs.
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • 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
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • 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
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Medicine General Surgery Residency Program, 1996-2001
    University Of Texas, Southwestern Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program, 2001-2004
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Southern California Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Heart Surgery and Heart/Lung Transplant Fellowship, 2004-2005
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, Berkeley, Bachelor Of Arts, Biochemistry

    Graduated in 1992

  • Other Education
    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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • 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
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  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Khwaja's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Khwaja

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients