Dr. Thomas Merle, MD

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Dr. Thomas Merle, MD

Dr. Thomas Merle, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Kettering, OH. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Merle is affiliated with Kettering Medical Center - Sycamore, Fort Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital, Grandview Medical Center and Kettering Medical Center.

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

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    4.7
    based on 15 total reviews (2 with comments)
    Dr. Merle's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
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    • Time well spent
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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (2)
    West Chester, OH |
    Sadly despite this physician being likeable his practice & his office are less than. My 80 year old mother has a severe blockage and was to have surgery to clear it. 3 times this surgery was canceled due to "unexpected emergency with other patients." Even made it to pre op and prepped and ready to go to be canceled and sent home. Given date for 2 days later and a day before canceled too. We quit and went somewhere else. Office staff rude and uncaring as well. Looking into complaint medical board
    in Xenia Ohio |
    I would totally recommend Dr. Merle. He made me feel at ease before surgery but was very open about what to expect. I did great and have been very active for a little over 3 years. He has a way of encouraging you to keep active after surgery.
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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.

    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
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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

    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

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery

    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