Dr. Stephen Cassivi, MD

Dr. Stephen Cassivi, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
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Dr. Stephen Cassivi, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

2001 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905

Contact Information

(507) 266-0911

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cassivi performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 96% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Trauma
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dysphagia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphadenopathy 
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vascular Disease
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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37  Procedures

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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.

Education

  • University Of Ottawa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Toronto
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Unversity Of Toronto
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Washington University-Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cassivi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cassivi's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cassivi to family and friends
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Cassivi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I have had many medical issues and been in many Hospitals across the U.S. always trying to seek out the best possible care. Without doubt Dr. Cassivi ranks right at the top. Highly competent, truly caring and concerned about staying in touch after the surgery has been completed. I personally feel...more
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World class , skilled , compassionate & professional thoracic surgeoen. He quickly came up with a plan, removed the cancer tumor from my chest. He kept us informed at every turn, answered our questions and treated us with respect. I felt like we were in the best facility & getting the best care...more
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Dr. Cassivi exemplifies what every physician should strive for. He is caring, compassionate, and outstanding in his field. He has gone over and beyond again and again to make sure that I receive the best care that Mayo has to offer, even though my problems had nothing to do with thoracic surgery....more
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Professional, respectful, compassionate and driven. He throughly explained all,options and followed thru beyond our expectations. Creates a team approach and patient centered care
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