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Dr. Theodore Folkerth, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 81

Dr. Folkerth

North County Cardiothoracic Sgy

3998 Vista Way Ste A Oceanside, CA 92056

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Dr. Theodore Folkerth, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Oceanside, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Indiana University / School Of Medicine in 1965 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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(760) 726-2500

Dr. Folkerth accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Folkerth's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Esophageal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folkerth treats Esophageal Diseases more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Folkerth treats this condition more than 48% of his peers

Head and Neck Cancer
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Dr. Folkerth treats Head and Neck Cancer more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Folkerth treats this condition more than 37% of his peers

Esophageal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folkerth treats Esophageal Cancer more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Folkerth treats this condition more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Folkerth's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Biography

Dr. Theodore Folkerth, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Oceanside, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Indiana University / School Of Medicine in 1965 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Stanford Va Hospital
Residency Hospital
1975
Children's Hospital Boston
Fellowship Hospital
1972
Naval Reg Med Center
Residency Hospital
1967
Us Marine Corps First Battalion 3rd Division
Internship Hospital
1966
Naval Hospital
Internship Hospital
1965
Indiana University / School Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
1972
1967
1966
1965

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Dr. Folkerth's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Folkerth

3.7

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1 Star
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North County Cardiothoracic Sgy

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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