Dr. Walter Scott, MD

Dr. Walter Scott, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

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 201

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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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

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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

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0 Sanctions

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  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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It’s important for me to leave this review since only people who have unpleasant experiences usually do. My grandmother had to have a procedure done on one of her lungs to stop it from consistently accumulating fluid. Him and his team were so warm and patient throughout the whole process. Dr. Scott...Read More
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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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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