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Dr. Stephen Downing, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Downing

Dr. Stephen Downing, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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Dr. Downing's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Dr. Downing performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Downing performs this procedure more than 97% 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
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downing treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Downing treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downing performs Heart Surgery more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Downing performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Downing's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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 Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Assist Device

About Me

Biography

Dr. Stephen Downing, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

Barnes Hospital/Washington University
Residency Hospital
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1987
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
Georgetown University
Undergraduate School
1987

Awards

Dr. Downing's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Downing

4.9

Based on 54 reviews

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Dr Downing and his entire staff have been excellent in providing care to me. They have pulled me through the biggest crisis in my life in a careful and patient way. I would recommend them to anyone who needed their services. Any questions were answered thoroughly andin a timey manner, and they provided excellent care.
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Dr. Downing and staff have ben great. They were very efficient and timely, and I would recommend them to anyone.
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office staff extremely friendly as well as Dr Downing and Brian. Also very good experience at hospital stay.
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Can't say enough about Dr Downing. Better than excellent surgeon, great bedside manner. In 15 minutes, explains everything you need to know about a surgical procedure. He replaced my aortic valve and left me with hardly any external scar .
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Top of the line professional would recommend to everyone looking to get treatment.
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Excellent care, Pre-During-Post Op! Dr. Downing, Brian Hill and the entire staff were always pleasant and informative. Brian was available any time of day or night to answer questions and offer assistance.
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everything went better than I expected,
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Dr Downing and his entire team were amazing . Very personable and accommodating. very caring staff.
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Dr. Downing was very polite throughout the whole process. Brian Hill was also helpful and knowledgeable.
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dr downing is very attentitive.would 100 percent recommend . the follow ups with brian hill, went very well pleased
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most incredible care anyone could ask for. professional staff . watched me like a hawk
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Extremely likely. Very skilled surgeon and Brian is great also. Highly recommended!!!
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very likely staff was great and professional and friendly
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Dr. Downing was an excellent surgeon. He explained everything to me in detail. and the follow-up was excellent. Would recommend him to anyone who needed a heart surgeon.
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we have had the most amazing experience with the doctors. they are all very special caring understanding and they can do the impossible, we just love them. they saved our dad,,husband,,papa..friend and we will never forget them.
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Excellent Care & follow up
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I highly recommend Dr.Downing and his staff. Brian and Dr.Downing literally saved my life.
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awesome team with Dr Downings office. all members are very caring and professional. would recommend this team to anyone.
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Dr. Downing and Staff were excellent in every way. A special thanks to Brian Hill, PA. I am very happy with the decision process, quality of care, and the outcome. Many thanks to Dr. Downing. Bob Black
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I was totally impressed with Dr. Downing's expertise and professionalism. He saved my life...his staff both here at the office and in the hospital are excellent. Brian Hill is superb and very kind and knowledgeable.
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