Dr. Susan Hecker, MD

Dr. Susan Hecker, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 49
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Dr. Susan Hecker, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA. She graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.

1802 Yakima Ave Ste 102

Tacoma, WA 98405

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Dr. Hecker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hecker performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Hecker performs this procedure more than 77% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hecker performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 35% of her peers

Dr. Hecker performs this procedure more than 35% of her peers

Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hecker treats Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection more than 23% of her peers

Dr. Hecker treats this condition more than 23% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arterial Dissection
  • Arterial Dissections With Lentiginosis
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Dr. Hecker's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Reconstruction Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Heart Procedures
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Surgery for Arrhythmias
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

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 interve...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

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

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She saved my life and I'm very thankful. It was a shock to find out that I needed a quadruple bypass. Within an hour a nurse navigator was at my beside comforting me and reassuring me. Doctor Hecker is a phenomenal surgeon. My care was top notch.
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Dr. Hecker saved my dad's life!! She preformed a double bypass on his heart on 12/10/18. I could see the difference immediately! She took us through every step of the surgery and made sure all of our questions were answered! She made sure that we were updated constantly through the whole surgery....Read More
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A triple by pass. Dr. Hecker and her staff exceeded all expectations. They were friendlly, compassionate, and caring. They went all out to ensure that I the patient had trust and confidence in what they were going to do to me. After the surgery the nursing staff were excellent in caring for me.y
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Dr. Hecker did my 4 bypass one year ago. She was honest, feeling and did a wonderful job! I had minor complications afterwards and her follow up with me was great and caring! She listened to me and answered my questions and concerns. I highly recommend her for her operation skills and her bedside...Read More
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Honest and up-front when discussing your condition. Very personable.She repaired a hole in my aorta and I'm still here going strong!
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