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Dr. Vijaykumar Patel, MD

Dr. Vijaykumar Patel, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

  

Dr. Vijaykumar Patel, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Augusta, GA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracoabdominal surgery.


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(706) 223-1493

Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care of Georgia
Coventry Health Care of Georgia HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Lung Surgery more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Pulmonary Disease more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection 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 Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion and PleurX® Catheter Placement
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Compassionate and quality care

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • English

Awards

Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

4.7

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1 Star
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Dr. Vijay Patel performed my cardiac bypass surgery at Augusta University Hospital. My wife and I found him to be an extremely skilled, compassionate, and dedicated physician. He has an excellent bedside manner and listens to patient and family concerns. We are grateful for this outstanding physician's care and recommend him without reservation.
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Dr Patel and his staff were excellent. The information on the pre op, prior to operation discussions, and care after the operation was very clear and concise. They all truly cared about me during the time in intensive care allctye way until I was released from the hospital. I cannot say enough or thank them enough for extending my life and the great care given.
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I was extremely satisfied with the level of care provided by Dr. Patel. His level of professionalism interacting with me as a patient and my family was excellent. He made sure he kept me and my entire family informed on everything concerning my operation and expectations concerning my recovery process. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Patel to family members and friends.
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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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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 appointment. He always answered any of my concerns and provided proper medication for some discomfort. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any procedure requiring his expertise.
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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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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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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 very fortunate to have had Dr. Patel and his staff for my cardiac bypass surgery.
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My husband had emergency surgery to save his life in Texas. Upon returning home to GA, Dr. Patel took over his care. We have found him to be deeply caring and very competent! His focus is totally on the patient and what they need. He explains everything and is very thorough. My husband had complications after getting home and Dr. Patel has handled them extremely well. He patiently answered all of our questions! Would definitely recommend him!
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We first met Dr. Patel in 2011 after my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer. Dr. Patel performed successful surgery on him shortly thereafter and we have seen him on a regular basis since that time. We have full confidence in Dr. Patel and would recommend him without hesitation.
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