Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD

Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 67
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Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

1520 San Pablo St Ste 4300

Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact Information

(323) 442-6878

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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(323) 442-6878

Dr. Starnes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Starnes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starnes performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Starnes performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starnes performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Starnes performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starnes performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Starnes performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

Dr. Starnes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • 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
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

University Of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Stanford University
Residency Hospital
1984
Vanderbilt University
Residency Hospital
1978
Vanderbilt University
Internship Hospital
1977
University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
1984
1978
1977

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On 2/28/18, Dr. Starnes and his surgical team saved my daughter's life. She was supposed to have her aortic valve replaced with a mechanical valve, but Dr. Starnes was able to perform his magic and repair her valve rather than replace it, which means no Coumadin (she is only 28 and wants a...Read More
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Gives you max confidence in his skill & knowledge
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Dr. Starnes is the best........he was the only thoracic surgeon who knew I had two issues, an aneurysm that needed repair and a new valve. After going to surgeons at Scripps, Eisenhower and Cedar Sinai He knew what needed to be done. None of the other surgeons didn't address the problem Thank...Read More
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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...Read More
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Keck Hospital of USC

Los Angeles, CA