Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD
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Thoracic Surgery | Male

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Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD is a thoracic surgery doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Starnes is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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    in Kailua Kona, HI |
    My heart was touched by your courage and ability to remain unusually calm in otherwise dramatic production. Your skill and expertise gives hope to so many young people suffering with tetralogy of fallout. For you to have successfully performed surgery all while performing for an audience on one. I salute you, Dr. Starnes. Job well done. Aloha, Jill Ann
    in Rancho Mirage, CA |
    If you need any surgery regarding the heart, arteries or valves this is the surgeon I consulted with surgeons at Eisenhower hospital in Rancho Mirage, Scripts in San Diego Cedars Sinai in LA. With in put from my many physician friends........Dr. Starnes was recommended. He has patients fly in from around the world, etc, he is a humble man.......brilliant. It has only been three weeks since I had a valve replacement and an artery repaired..he is a master surgeon no scars visible, no pain
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    Dr. Starnes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • 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
    • 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
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Septal Defect
    • Tetralogy of Fallot
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease

    Education

    • Medical School
      UNIV OF NC CHAPEL HILL SCH OF MED

      Graduated in 1977

    • Internship Hospital
      Vanderbilt University

      Completed in 1978

    • Residency Hospital
      Stanford University

      Completed in 1986

      Vanderbilt University

      Completed in 1984

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of North Carolina Hospitals

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Congenital Cardiac Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Lung Surgery
    • Maze Procedure
    • Mitral Valve Surgery
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
    • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Ventricular Assist Device
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy