Dr. Thomas D'Amico, MD

Dr. Thomas D'Amico, MD

Thoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(14)
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Dr. Thomas D'Amico, MD is a thoracic surgery doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

1 DUKE MEDICAL CTR

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-8111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Esophageal Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. D'Amico I graduated from Harvard University (BA) and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University (MD). I received training in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. After completing a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center I joined the faculty at Duke University Medical Center. I am currently Professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery Chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery Director of the Training Program in Thoracic Surgery and Chief Medical Officer of the Duke Cancer Institute. I specialize in the surgical management of lung cancer and esophageal cancer with a focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgery. As Vice Chair of Surgery I am responsible for the development of technology and innovation in the Department. As Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program of the Duke Cancer Institute I supervise the clinical and research programs in lung cancer and esophageal cancer. I am also involved in improving safety and quality in cancer care as a member of the Duke Safety and Quality Committee.

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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/21/2015
    Nature of Complaint: INCIDENT LOCATION: DURHAM, NC
    State: North Carolina
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

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. D'Amico has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. D'Amico has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. D'Amico's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. D'Amico to family and friends
4.7
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. D'Amico'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
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in NC |
performed an esophagectomy on me for esophageal cancer. I was a relatively healthy 46 year old prior to this diagnosis and surgery. The surgery went well but once the complications began to appear - Dr D'Amico and his staff left me for dead. To this day, I am sure that he has no idea if I am alive...more
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in Chandler, AZ |
The best Doctor I have ever met. So Caring... So smart and well knowledged. He has become a friend to my entire family because that is what he thinks about this patients. He removed my right upper lobe of my lung in 2003 and I still go yearly from Az to NC for my checkup as they are the only...more
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Dr. D'Amico accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. D'Amico has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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