Dr. Vijaykumar Patel, MD

Dr. Vijaykumar Patel, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

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Dr. Vijaykumar Patel, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Augusta, GA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.

Augusta University Medical Center

1120 15th St

Augusta, GA 30912
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth

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Top Care Areas

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Lung Surgery
very high
more than 89% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 80% of peers
Pericardial Disease
more than 76% of peers

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6  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

63  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection 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
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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61  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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 Houston / University Park
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Thoracic Surg
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Vijaykumar Patel, MD
My Mother was very well taken care of at Dr Patel's office. All our concerns were answered in detail. Bless you Dr. Patel for all you do.
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Kathy Dove daughter of Linnie Singleton in Mount Vernon, GA – Jun 13, 2018
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I had lung surgery May 1st. Dr. Patel explained thoroughly his course of the surgery. I had recovery with no complications. The biopsy revealed "no cancer". Although the exact knowledge of the specimen was unknown at that time, he later discussed the possibilities at my follow up...Read More
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JoAnne M. Smith in Danville, GA – Jun 02, 2018
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I had been in constant AFIB for over 2-1/2 years. I had 3 cardio versions and 2 ablations unsuccessfully.. Dr. Patel performed a maze procedure which had corrected my problem. I have been out of AFIB for 3 weeks now.
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James Kirkland in Beech Island, SC – Nov 30, 2017
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One of the nicest DR.'s I have met. very attentive to patients needs and explaining every thing going to happen and whats going on afterwards.
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William Rifenbury in RIDGE SPRING, SC – Oct 27, 2016
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I have a great deal of confidence and respect for Dr. Patel. He and his staff fully prepared me prior to my surgery as well as post op for what to expect. Everyone was willing to answer my questions and quell my concerns. Under Dr. Patel's supervision I received outstanding medical care; I am...Read More
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Paul Petersen in Aiken, SC – Sep 28, 2016
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