Dr. Walter Scott, MD

Dr. Walter Scott, MD

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Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o
(11)

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Dr. Walter Scott, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Abington, PA and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery.

Abington Surgical Associates

1245 Highland Ave Ste 401

Abington, PA 19001
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Keystone Health Plan East

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Scott performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lung Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers
Esophageal Cancer
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Scott's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thymomas

25  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.

Education

  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Chicago Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Chicago Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scott has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Scott's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scott to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Scott's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

It is one year and a day since my mom died from complications of an elective preventative surgery. She walked into the hospital as an active, independent intelligent woman. She was to be in the hospital 2-4 days with 1% chance of death. The laparoscopic minor surgery was suggested and performed by...more
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Dr. Scott operated on me over a year ago to remove a benign tumor from one of my lungs. Both he and his team were wonderful and i felt that they truly cared about me and my recovery. I was out of the hospital a day earlier than planned and my recovery was very quick. Felt i needed to leave a...more
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Dr. Scott performed surgery on my father and was told by him and his team that he would be home 10 days post op. Dr. Scott and his team made mistake after mistake and my father died of SEPSIS after 6 weeks in the ICU. It was a complete nightmare. Our lives will never be the same and Dr. Scott...more
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Husband went in for surgery and was supposed to come home in 9 days. Spent 6 weeks in ICU and never came home.
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