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Dr. Walter Graves, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Graves

SVPN Heart And Vascular Center

2900 12th Ave N Ste 400E Billings, MT 59101

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Dr. Walter Graves, MD is a general surgery specialist in Billings, MT and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 1977 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Graves accepts the following insurance:

Assurant Health
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
First Choice Health
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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Dr. Graves' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cardiac Electrophysiology
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Graves performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Graves performs this procedure more than 46% of his peers

Heart Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Graves treats Heart Disease more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Graves treats this condition more than 43% of his peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Graves performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Graves performs this procedure more than 39% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary

Dr. Graves' conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Dr. Graves' Reviews

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Medicine offers a challenging career in the sciences, as well as a meaningful purpose for my life. I enjoy getting to know my patients as people, and helping them get back to doing the things they love to do.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2011
Cleveland Clinic
1997
University Of Washington Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Childrens National Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
George Washington University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Robert Packer Hosp
Internship Hospital
1977
Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1975
Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate School
2011
1997
1993
1993
1978
1977
1975

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)