Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 65

Dr. Vigneswaran
Accepting new patients

Loyola Medicine

2160 S 1st Ave Maywood, IL 60153

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Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Maywood, IL and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Sri Lanka medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Edward Hospital - Main Campus and Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vigneswaran to book an appointment.


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Dr. Vigneswaran's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vigneswaran performs Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Vigneswaran performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vigneswaran performs Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Vigneswaran performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vigneswaran performs Lung Surgery more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Vigneswaran performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Vigneswaran's conditions and procedures:

  • Achalasia
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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HealthLink
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Humana
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Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Vigneswaran's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vigneswaran

4.3

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(9)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
2 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
1 Star
8.333333333333334%
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  • Office environment (9)
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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I would like to say GOD BLESS Dr. Vigneswaran he is AN AWESOME Doctor!!! I had surgery on 12/24/18 to remove a “Thymoma” from my chest, I was terrified because this growth was located on left side of my chest. I met with Dr. Vigneswaran, he explained the procedure to me and made me feel Very Confident with him doing my surgery! Dr. Vigneswaran is Sooo Patient and Has Incredible Bedside Manner!!! His assistant Amber is Awesome!!! Thanks Everyone for a Successful Surgery!!! Dr. V You ROCK!!!
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Ms. Joyce Green in IL – Jan 23, 2019
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Dr.V is an amazing doctor found him through a family doctor friend for my mom. First time meeting him and we felt so comfortable he made sure our questions were all answered before we left. Excellent doctor!!
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Cindy M. in IL – Oct 10, 2018
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This doctor treated with me with so much respect and care.They informed me about the procedure after I had a bad experience with another hospital.They treated my family with respect and compassion.The interns were great and gave me good advice.All I have to say is thanks doc and his team.I will forever remember the care I received from this team of talented and compassionate doctors.THANKS
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ronald Johnson in chicago, IL – Sep 28, 2018
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I am a retired RN. I was referred to Dr Vigneswaran for surgery. The surgery was done on a Wednesday and I went home on a Friday. I have worked with all kinds of doctors over 30 years he is the best thoracic guy around. I would referred anyone and everyone who needed lung surgery. My progress has been out standing under his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Monica in IL – Aug 15, 2018
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Dr. V saved my son's life,double lung transplant at UCHOSPITAL,kept him alive 2 months on chest pumps with his rare disease,which was a feat by itself...only seen Dr. In hospital..everyday 2 months..never had to schedule appointments with him.He is our savior !
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Ploutis,Deborah in Hobart , IN – Aug 31, 2016
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It was a pleasure and a privilege.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To promote health of my patients and improve their quality of life.

Biography

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran is an internationally known expert in the surgical management of diseases of the lung, pleura and mediastinum. He is a pioneer in...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education

2014
Concordia University, Chicago
1993
Mayo Clinic And Graduate School
Fellowship Hospital
1990
St. Marys Hspital & Harefield Hospital, Imperial College
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Royal Infirmary & City Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Western Infirmary And Royal Hospital For Sick Children
Residency Hospital
1983
Hull Health Authority
Residency Hospital
1979
Kingston General Hospital & Darlington Memeorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
University Of Sri Lanka
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Tamil

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What are Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vigneswaran frequently treats Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance , Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance , and Lung Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Vigneswaran treats.

Where is Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD's office located?

Dr. Vigneswaran's office is located at 2160 S 1st Ave, Maywood, IL 60153. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD speak?

Dr. Vigneswaran speaks Tamil and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Loyola Medicine

Foster G. Mcgaw Hospital2160 S 1st Ave Maywood, IL 60153
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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital155 E Brush Hill Rd Elmhurst, IL 60126
2
Edward Hospital801 S Washington St Naperville, IL 60540
3

Affiliated Hospitals

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Edward Hospital - Main Campus

Naperville, IL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Melrose Park, IL

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, IL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Macneal Hospital

Berwyn, IL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)