Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, MD

Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, MD

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Age 66
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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
  • MultiPlan

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Bilfinger's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bilfinger performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bilfinger performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bilfinger performs Lung Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bilfinger performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bilfinger treats Lung Cancer more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bilfinger treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Bilfinger'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 Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagomyotomy
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Hernia Repair
Impella Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Ventricular Assist Device
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

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.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • English

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Dr. Bilfinger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bilfinger

4.5

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
12.5%
(1)

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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...Read 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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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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