Dr. Wael Tamim, MD

Dr. Wael Tamim, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 53
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Dr. Wael Tamim, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from American University of Beirut / Faculty of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.Read his story

1625 Se 3rd Ave # 723

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Contact Information

(954) 616-1916

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  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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  • Cigna
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(954) 616-1916

Dr. Tamim accepts the following insurance:

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Superior Health Plan
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AvMed
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Dr. Tamim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thoracentesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tamim performs Thoracentesis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tamim performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tamim performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 96% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tamim treats Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Tamim treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Tamim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • 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)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Septic Embolism
  • Spider Veins
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

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Biography

An American Board certified cardiovascular surgeon practicing in Ft Lauderdale since 2002 with vast experience in minimally invasive and cutting edge techniques in the field.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2001
West Virginia University
Fellowship Hospital
1999
U Mass Mc
Residency Hospital
1996
New York University
Residency Hospital
1993
American University of Beirut / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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Dr. Tamim frequently treats Thoracentesis, Port Placements or Replacements, and Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tamim treats.

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Dr. Tamim's office is located at 1625 Se 3rd Ave # 723, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Greatest doctor ever. He is the best of the best in skill, Personality and has the best staff and assistants.
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Gene Nedrow – Jul 13, 2021
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I cannot express my thankfulness for the level of care and professionalism extended to my brother during his recent lung cancer diagnosis and surgery. Pre and post care at his office was excellent. Dr takin you are a blessing to the medical profession. To meet a man with your expertise as well as stellar bedside manner was amazing. Gail and Michael Maloney
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 10, 2020
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I spend a lot of time looking, researching and interviewing cardiothoracic surgeons to do my mother's TARV procedure and I have to say that Dr. Tamim was absolutely amazing. He takes the time to answer questions, and believe me...I had alot. His team held our hands throughout the procedure and afterwards as well. The office staff is pleasure, caring and very efficient. I am so lucky to have met this physician and his entire team. Thank you Dr. Tamim...you are truly a blessing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Debra Benitez in Teaneck, NJ – Mar 06, 2019
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In my opinion, Dr. Waal Tamien is a brilliant doctor. I am proud to have had him as my surgeon. When I first met him, he impressed me as being quite knowledgeable and capable. I was very frightened of the operation, particularly given my age. He explained the procedure to me and answered all my questions. After my surgery, he ordered the best of care for me. This care has continued five years later. In my book, Dr. Tamien is a top-rated physician. Kathlyn Barno
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Jul 18, 2018
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What an excellent physician and caring one too. My experience with Dr. Tamim has been wonderful. I truly recommend Dr. Tamim.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Locations

Wael Z Tamim MD PA

Wael Z Tamim MD PA1625 Se 3rd Ave # 723 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Wael Zouhair Tamim4602 N Federal Hwy Ft Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Broward Health Imperial Point

Fort Lauderdale, FL

77% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Broward Health Medical Center

Fort Lauderdale, FL

66% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Broward Health North

Pompano Beach, FL

71% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Holy Cross Hospital

Fort Lauderdale, FL

72% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received