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Dr. Tristram Bahnson, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Bahnson

Dr. Tristram Bahnson, MD is a cardiology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco in 1984 and specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.


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(919) 668-4111

Dr. Bahnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bahnson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson treats Atrial Flutter more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bahnson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson performs Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bahnson performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson performs Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bahnson performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Tilt Testing

Dr. Bahnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

I chose to focus my research and practice on heart rhythm problems because these problems unlike many other heart conditions can be cured. New treatment options for heart rhythm problems are rapidly evolving which also makes this field very exciting....

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1991
Uc San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Natl Heart-Lung-Blood Inst-Nih
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Natl Heart-Lung-Blood Inst-Nih
Residency Hospital
1986
University Of California Davis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco
Medical School
1991
1989
1987
1986
1984

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Dr. Bahnson's Reviews

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4.0

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
20%
(2)

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I met briefly with Dr. B to discuss a possible catheter ablation. He wanted me to take Eliquis before and after the procedure. I asked about side effects and Dr. Bahnson said I should not go bungee jumping and should not notice any side effects. I did my own research and learned that when you stop taking Eliquis, you have a much higher than normal chance of having a clot or stroke during the 30 days after you stop taking it. The "rebound effect" that occurs with most drugs. Too dangerous.
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My experience with Dr. Bahnson, his staff and Duke have been exceptional. He recently performed my ablation for AF. It is always evident that Dr. Bahnson’s knowledge and experience ranks among the very best. I would highly recommend him and Duke.
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The best of the best. Skilled, experienced, concerned and professional in every respect!
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