Dr. Timothy Votapka, MD

Dr. Timothy Votapka, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Timothy Votapka, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Elgin, IL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

1435 N Randall Rd Ste 210

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

(847) 695-1620

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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Vascular Disease
more than 72% of peers
more than 71% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
more than 66% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

43  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • 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
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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38  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Kans
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Votapka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Votapka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Votapka to family and friends
17 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Votapka's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Timothy V. Votapka, recently placed a Endovascular Stent Graft to treat my Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. My surgery was done at Good Shepherd hospital in Barrington. I felt that he took the time to explain the entire procedure, he worked with me to reschedule my surgery to a earlier date, both him...more
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Dr. Votapka repaired my mitral valve prolapse. According to Cleveland Clinic he used a ring which was too small, resulting in severe mitral valve stenosis. Because of his incompetence I had numerous miscarriages, and will never be able to have a family. He told me I would adjust to the dizzy...more
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Dr votapka used a mitral valve ring which according to Cleveland clinic was "too small" causing me to have severe mitral valve stenosis. His incompetence cause me to have several miscarriages, inability do much of anything. After his surgery he said my dizziness, low blood pressure and resting...more
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Dr Votapka may be the best heart surgeon in the NW Suburban Chicagoland area. I had a serious coronary artery blockage that Dr Votapka repaired. But it is the stories I heard during rehab that made me realize even more what a talented Heart Surgeon he is. Literally, this man walks on water! I...more
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