Dr. Walter Graves, MD

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Dr. Walter Graves, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Male

SVPN Heart And Vascular Center 2900 12th Ave N Ste 400E, Billings, MT 59101 Get Directions
(406) 238-6820

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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgerynull
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Specialties

      • Cardiac Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
      • 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 Disease (CAD)
      • Empyema
      • Endocarditis
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Disease
      • Lung Cancer
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Septal Defect
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
      • Aortic Valve Surgery
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Heart Defect Repair
      • Heart Surgery
      • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
      • Lung Removal, Open
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Maze Procedure
      • Mitral Valve Surgery
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
      • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Thomas Jefferson University

        Graduated in 1977

      • Internship Hospital
        Robert Packer Hosp

        Completed in 1978

      • Residency Hospital
        George Washington University Hospital

        Completed in 1993

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Childrens National Medical Center

        Completed in 1993

        University Of Washington Medical Center

        Completed in 1997

      • Undergraduate School
        Pennsylvania State University

        Graduated in 1975

      • Other Education
        Cleveland Clinic

        Completed in 2011

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
      • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Montana not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Graves' Office & Staff

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      Dr. Graves' 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.