Dr. Thomas Damato, MD

Dr. Thomas Damato, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Thomas Damato, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 1990 and specializes in cardiac surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, and more.Read his story

5320 S Rainbow Blvd Ste 282

Las Vegas, NV 89118

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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Lung Surgery
more than 67% of peers
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
more than 64% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 64% of peers

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Dr. Damato's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Damato "Background: Dr. d'Amato earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Biology from Penn State University in 1980 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biological Sciences at Binghamton University, State University of New York in 1986. He received a Doctorate of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in 1990; Dr. d'Amato then completed General Surgery internship and residency at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in 1995. After serving as Ship's Surgeon on the USS Enterprise, Dr. d'Amato then completed a Cardiovascular and Thoracic residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1999. Subsequently, he did extra training in advanced minimally invasive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2006. Dr. d'Amato is certified by The American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Course Director and Instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support, and a Member of the Military Health Systems Strategic Partnership. Dr. d'Amato is a Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Military Experience: CAPT d'Amato was commissioned in the Medical Corps in February 1992 through the Financial Assistance Program. Following a General Surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, he served as the Ship's Surgeon on the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) from 1995-1996, earning the Medical Department Surface Warfare Designator. Following a rebuild of the operating room after a 5 year yard period, he implemented shipboard telemedicine and surgical endoscopy, revised the AIRLANT Standard Operating Procedures for Surgery at Sea and performed over 220 surgical cases during 200 days of work-ups. These processes increased the clinical competence of the Medical Department and maintained shipboard manpower and command readiness. Following a Cardiovascular and Thoracic residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, he was assigned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego from July 1999 thru Dec 2002. CAPT d'Amato led the Continuous Quality Improvement Team for Cardiothoracic Surgery, resulting in measurable improved patient satisfaction, reduction in length of stay and re-admission rates. CAPT d'Amato joined the Selected Reserves and was re-Commissioned in April 2008. He served as the Assistant Officer in Charge at the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF)-1 Great Lakes, Det X, Youngstown, OH. Medical team improvements resulted in 97% medical readiness for the Reserve Center earning his team the Bronze Distinction from Naval Reserve Forces. As Course Director and Instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support, CAPT d'Amato lead over 30 officer instructors and trained more than 400 joint force medical officers as part of C4 training at the Defense Military Research and Training Institute, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. He transferred to EMF-1 Dallas, Det S, Omaha, NE in April 2012. Mobilized in February 2013, he served as Chief of Surgery, NATO Role 3 Multi-National Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan. As the sole cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon he significantly contributed to the hospitals 98% patient survival rate. In 2013, CAPT d'Amato was appointed the Senior Medical Executive, NR Expeditionary Medical Facility, Camp Pendleton, CA. Dr. d'Amato practices cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and is Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons most recently held an academic appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Volunteer Assistant Professor of Surgery at Upstate Medical Center and currently resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia."
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3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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53  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • The Pennsylvania State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Allegheny General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Allegheny General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York
    Other Education | Completed 1986
  • Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1995
    Other Education | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Damato, MD
I had a massive heart attack in 2009 and was flown to a nearby hospital where Dr. D'Amato was filling in for another surgeon who was on vacation. It was my lucky day. Not that the vacationing surgeon was not a good surgeon, but that I was in very bad condition and Dr. D'Amato did three bypasses on...Read More
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