Dr. Walter Dembitsky, MD

Dr. Walter Dembitsky, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
Dr. Walter Dembitsky, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Univ Of Mo Columbia Sch Of Med in 1968 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

7910 Frost St Ste 330

San Diego, CA 92123

Contact Information

(858) 300-4747

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Mitral Valve Surgery
more than 76% of peers
more than 70% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
more than 56% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

3  Board Certifications

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

35  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
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Univ Of Mo Columbia Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • U Mo/Columbia Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Barnes Hosp/Wash U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Ellis Fischel St Canc Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • St Lukes Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dembitsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dembitsky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dembitsky to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Dembitsky's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

My is paralysed for life because Dr Walter Dembitsky did not know what he was talking about regarding handling my wife's stroke risk during heart surgery. My wife paid the price.
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