Dr. Shaun Setty, MD

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Dr. Shaun Setty, MD
Dr. Setty is triple-board-certified in surgery, thoracic surgery, & congenital heart surgery. He began his medical education at Medical College of Ohio where he graduated with honors (AOA), and then did his general surgery residency at the renowned Oregon Health Sciences University, one of the largest general surgery training programs in the country. He then completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Minnesota, the birthplace of modern cardiac surgery. Dr. Setty went on to do additional congenital cardiac surgery training at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and spent a year at Green Lane Hospital in New Zealand as a pediatric and adult cardiac surgery fellow. He has experience in all aspects of pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery including neonatal and transplant surgery. He is currently involved in basic and clinical cardiac research projects. Dr. Setty is a member of the medical school honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Setty has numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters to his credit, including a recently published article in collaboration with UCLA on Circulatory Support Devices in Advances in Heart Failure. He is on the advisory board of a congenital heart journal and has been invited to review manuscripts for many other journals. In addition, he has made over forty research presentations or lectures on pediatric cardiac issues and treatment. Above all, Dr. Setty's primary interest is in providing the highest level of individualized care for each one of his patients. This also includes his humanitarian visits to underserved areas around the world. Dr. Setty has traveled to Raipur, India, and Haiti where he performed and taught life-saving congenital heart surgeries on young patients who otherwise would not have had the chance to live a full life.

2880 Atlantic Ave Ste 255

Long Beach, CA 90806

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Dr. Shaun Setty, MD

Dr. Shaun Setty, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Setty's Experience

Dr. Setty's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Setty "To provide individualized care to each and every one of my patients including giving detailed information about the surgery, guiding the recovery process, and having a safe transition to home. We provide the complete spectrum of surgical care for patients with congenital heart disease, pulmonary disease, and mediastinal (chest) disorders. It is satisfying for me to witness children (and adults) undergo a complex congenital heart operation, fully recover, and go home to live a fulfilling life."


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  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Intracranial Arterial Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Septal Defect
  • Single Ventricle Anomalies
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous (P-V) Connection
  • Transposition of Great Arteries
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Vascular Rings
  • Ventricular Septal Defect


  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Fontan Operation
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Ligation
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Shunts
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Toledo Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Oregon Health & Sciences University-School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Minnesota-Green Lane Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Setty has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Setty's Reviews

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based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Setty's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Wilmington, CA |
THE BEST cardiac surgeon.. his work speaks for itself. I couldn't have any better surgeon than him for my son's heart defects. He answered all my questions, concerns and aftercare he was so attentive to every detail and made sure I went home will all the correct information. Thank you Dr setty and his wonderful team.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Setty is a great doctor . He explain thing to you in detail. He is a great surgeon . My daughter in the past 6 months has had two cardiac surgery and Dr. Setty did them both. He cares for his paitients . He saved my little daughter shaelene life .
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Dr. Setty accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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