Dr. Susan Hecker, MD

Dr. Susan Hecker, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Female | 47 years old

Susan Hecker, MD, MPH, is a cardiothoracic surgeon with special interest in adult cardiac surgery,...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...   Read More

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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgerynull
  • Thoracic Surgerynull
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  • Internship Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Hecker's Office & Staff
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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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      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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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Hecker

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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.