Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, MD

Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Stony Brook, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Universitat Zurich, Medizinische Fakultat in 1978 and specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

T19 080 Health Science Center

Stony Brook, NY 11794

Contact Information

(631) 444-1820

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bilfinger performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Bilfinger's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

6  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Universitat Zurich, Medizinische Fakultat
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Chicago
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Tex Med Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Tex Med Br
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bilfinger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bilfinger's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bilfinger to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Bilfinger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Bilfinger operated on my father in March of 2016. Dr. B can be very short at times in relation to bed side manner and that may bother some people, but that shouldn't be mistaken for lack of care and effort. I should note that he performed a surgery early on a Sunday morning on my father, which...more
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Dr bilfinger operated on my wife twice in the past 20 years. He and his staff are the best. God bless them all. Five stars 100% satisfied.
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