Dr. Thomas D. Christopher, MD

Dr. Thomas D. Christopher, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 60 years old

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.Read more

Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates - Meadowbridge
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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.Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Duke University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1978

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Christopher's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Christopher's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Under 10 minutes

Experience with Dr. Christopher

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Christopher's 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.