Dr. Susan Hecker, MD

Dr. Susan Hecker, MD

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Cardiac Surgery | Female | 47 years old

Susan Hecker, MD, MPH, is a cardiothoracic surgeon with special interest in adult cardiac surgery, in particular valve repair and replacement. She also has experience with coronary artery bypass and arrhythmia surgery, along with endovascular intervention. Dr. Hecker became a surgeon in order to help people directly using her own hands. She appreciates the team approach in caring for patients and their families, and can explain complex issues with clarity and compassion. In her off hours, Dr. Hecker enjoys cooking, downhill skiing, travel and hiking with her family.Read more

Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates at St. Joseph
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Susan Hecker, MD, MPH, is a cardiothoracic surgeon with special interest in adult cardiac surgery, in particular valve repair and replacement. She also has experience with coronary artery bypass and arrhythmia surgery, along with endovascular intervention. Dr. Hecker became a surgeon in order to help people directly using her own hands. She appreciates the team approach in caring for patients and their families, and can explain complex issues with clarity and compassion. In her off hours, Dr. Hecker enjoys cooking, downhill skiing, travel and hiking with her family.Read more

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Reconstruction Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Heart Procedures
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Surgery for Arrhythmias
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Medical University Of South Carolina

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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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, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Hecker's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Hecker

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
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Dr. Hecker's Care Philosophy

Susan Hecker, MD, MPH, is a cardiothoracic surgeon with special interest in adult cardiac surgery, in particular valve repair and replacement. She also has experience with coronary artery bypass and arrhythmia surgery, along with endovascular intervention.

Dr. Hecker became a surgeon in order to help people directly using her own hands. She appreciates the team approach in caring for patients and their families, and can explain complex issues with clarity and compassion.

In her off hours, Dr. Hecker enjoys cooking, downhill skiing, travel and hiking with her family.