Dr. Thomas Christopher, MD

Dr. Thomas Christopher, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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Age 62
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Dr. Thomas Christopher, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.

7101 Jahnke Rd Ste 500

Richmond, VA 23225

Contact Information

(804) 320-2751

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Christopher's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christopher performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Christopher performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Aortic Valve Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christopher treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Christopher treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christopher performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Christopher performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Christopher's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Dissection
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
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Valve Replacement
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
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Maze Procedure
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Heart Surgery
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Secondary Hypertension
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our team is a leading provider of cardiac surgical procedures in the state of Virginia, and the leader in Central Virginia, where we perform the majority of all major heart operations.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1986
    Duke University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    1986
  • 1984
    Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    1984
  • 1983
    Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital
    1983
  • 1982
    Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1982
  • 1978
    Duke University
    Undergraduate School
    1978

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Words can’t explain kindness that Dr Christopher has shown myself and my family!, Dr Christopher is a true healer of lives
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I cannot speak highly enough about the care I received from Dr. Christopher. He was very engaging and easy to talk with, explained the TAVR procedure thoroughly and in lay terms I could easily understand. He was respectful, and spent as much time as I needed to ask questions. He also has a wicked...Read More
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I met Dr. Christopher for the first time when he was making his rounds in the hospital one Sunday in 2004 after I was admitted for a possible TIA. An aorotic aneurism was discovered during testing. I must have talked to 5 or 6 doctors that frightening weekend. Dr. Christopher 's patience and...Read More
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The extent to which Dr Christopher and his staff went to assure my understanding of surgical options and the intended outcomes of each was remarkable and appreciated. As a surgeon his manner and expertise merits a 5-star rating. His professionalism in preparing for, and executing the TAVR procedure...Read More
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Dr. Christopher and his team treated me for Endocarditis with Staph infection and Sepsis. It was one of the most toughest journey's in my life of 49 years on Earth. I stumbled on Dr. Christopher's care for surgery. I can't speak high enough for his talent, bedside manner and the way he set my...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Preferred Provider Network
National Preferred Provider Network PPO
One Health
PHCS
PHCS PPO
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Principal Financial Group
Private HealthCare Systems
Prudential
PruCare PPO
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

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