Dr. Tea Acuff, MD

Dr. Tea Acuff, MD

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Dr. Tea Acuff, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Denton, TX and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

3537 S Interstate 35 E Ste 305

Denton, TX 76210

Contact Information

(940) 384-4595

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Acuff's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pericardial Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Acuff treats Pericardial Disease more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Acuff treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
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Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Acuff treats Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction) more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Acuff treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Congenital Heart Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Acuff treats Congenital Heart Disease more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Acuff treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Congenital Mitral Malformation
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Congenital Septal Defect
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Dr. Acuff's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe less is more. I strive to offer solutions that best fit your problem in my areas of expertise. I don't want to tell you what you must do, but rather give options for your choices. 

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education

1986
Ut Southwestern Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
University Of Texas Southwestern Med School Program
Fellowship Hospital
1980
University Of Texas Southwestern Med School Program
Internship Hospital

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What are Dr. Tea Acuff, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Acuff frequently treats Pericardial Disease, Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction), and Congenital Heart Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Acuff treats.

Where is Dr. Tea Acuff, MD's office located?

Dr. Acuff's office is located at 3537 S Interstate 35 E Ste 305, Denton, TX 76210. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Acuff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Acuff

4.7

Based on 18 ratings

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Open Heart Surgery
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robert – Jun 22, 2020
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Positive and informative
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Gregory Hedges – May 10, 2020
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My Doctor saw a spot on my lung and sent me to Dr. Acuff. Couldn’t do a biopsy to see if it was cancer. Had me do some tests. Then we decided to go ahead and do surgery to remove the small mass. While on the operating table they were able to test it for cancer. It was Lung Cancer and just started to spread to some lymph nodes. He was able to cut out all the Cancer. Me PCP, Dr Acuff and his teamed saved my life because of his expertise. I just lost a lung lobe and it could of be so much worse if he didn’t act fast and do a awesome job. The surgery went great and I couldn’t of asked for any better care. I am now Cancer Free. Now I know why he is known world wide!! Thank you!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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PK – Jan 12, 2020
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Dr. Acuff and his staff were very nice and told us all we needed to know about the surgery, and laid our fears to rest. The surgery went very well and I am now getting back to the things I used to do. Thank you Dr. Acuff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 17, 2019
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Dr.T operated on me in 2003. The procedure was called heart remodeling. At the time my prognosis was 12 months or less. With remodeling my chances were slim but better than nothing. I have lived for over 16 years as a result of his help. He asked me to be his poster boy. So I followed all his orders and am glad everyday he agreed to help me. He is a marvelous surgeon but will tell you that life is up to you. If you accept the challenge this is your man.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Don Garland in Little Em, TX – Aug 01, 2019
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I would certainly recommend Dr. Acuff to anyone who has a cardiac issue. Great doctor and I was treated royally. He is quite thorough and I am thankful that he was there to "save my life." He also has a wonderful staff. Thanks so much and I sincerely and deeply appreciate his professionalism.
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Mar 18, 2019
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We went thru yhe ER not knowing what was wrong, but knowing My Husband needed a Dr. After a Heart Cath., it was determined there was several blockages. Dr. Acuff, and Assistant both came into His Room and explained who and what they were, and the procedure that was necessary. Dr. Acuff was very professional before and after surgery, and My Husband, at post-op visit shook Hisd Hand and said, " THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY LIFE."
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Forrest III – Feb 25, 2019
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Dr. Acuff and Kristi are very professional and put patients and family members at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 24, 2019
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Dr. Acuff and his staff that did my surgery were the best and real professional at there job. There explanation of what will happen during surgery made it easier for my wife and I to understand more about my situation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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ROBERT ALAN LESSARD in TX, TX – Aug 25, 2018
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If I could choose a “6”, I would lbs heartbeat. Awesome team!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chris Cavanagh in Kellee, TX – Jul 13, 2018
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great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Denton, TX – Jul 05, 2018
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I could not have asked for a better surgeon to perform my open heart surgery to replace my aorta valve. He is an excellent surgeon and his entire staff is very professional, friendly and accommodating.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Garry Vickers in Nocona, TX – Sep 09, 2017
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Locations

North Texas Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Heart Place Denton3537 S Interstate 35 E Ste 305 Denton, TX 76210
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Acuff is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Medical City Denton

Denton, TX

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Medical City Lewisville

Lewisville, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Medical City Mckinney

McKinney, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

Denton, TX

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton

Denton, TX

89% Patient experience rating, 20% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

Plano, TX

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received