Dr. Thomas J. Merle, MD

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Dr. Thomas J. Merle, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Male

Kettering Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeons, Inc. 3533 Southern Blvd Ste 5650, Kettering, OH 45429 Get Directions
(937) 294-3611

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      • Helpfulness
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      Experience with Dr. Merle
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (13)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Merle's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Specialties

      • Cardiac Surgery
      • Thoracic Surgery
      • Vascular Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

      Conditions Treated

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

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        Malpractice Claims not available

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health

        Graduated in 1982

      • Internship Hospital
        Riverside Methodist Hospital

        Completed in 1987

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Alberta Hospitals

        Completed in 1991

      • Fellowship Hospital
        U Alberta

        Completed in 1991

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Merle's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
      • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Merle's Office & Staff

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      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Merle

      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. Merle's Care Philosophy

      I am devoted to providing expert surgical care that is tempered with a genuine concern for the patient's health.