Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Maywood, IL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Sri Lanka in 1978 and specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

2160 S 1st Ave

Maywood, IL 60153

Contact Information

(888) 584-7888

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Pleural Cancer
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more than 93% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 90% of peers
Lung Surgery
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more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Vigneswaran's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vigneswaran "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 the field of thoracic surgery including minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Dr. Vigneswaran perform majority of his operations using Da Vinci robotic system which offers smaller incisions, less trauma, rapid recovery and shorter hospital length of stay. He is well respected for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery, fr treating complex thoracic conditions, mesothelioma surgery and thoracic organ transplantation. He is listed as the top doctor for the past consecutive years in the USA News and World Report. He is also is listed as a top doctor by Chicago magazine, Marquis Who's Who, America's Top Surgeons and the physician rating service Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Dr. Vigneswaran holds leadership positions in several medical organizations, including the American College of Chest Physicians the American Medical Association and the International College of Surgeons and a past President of the organization. He is a fellow the American College of Surgeons, The Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London and the American College of Chest Physicians. His current research interests include: lung transplantation; lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma; minimally invasive surgery, molecular diagnosis of cancer, personalized therapeutics and treatment outcomes. He participates in National Cancer Institute-directed thoracic oncology treatment protocols and other multi-center studies in the field of lung cancer, mesothelioma and lung transplantation. A strong advocate for multidisciplinary team-based approaches to disease management, he works in collaboration with physicians in pulmonary medicine, medical and radiation oncology, radiology, pathology and other specialties. Dr. Vigneswaran has authored more than 130 original articles and book chapters, and authored books on lung transplantation and thoracic surgery. He is regularly asked to speak at national and international conferences. Dr. Vigneswaran is on the editorial review boards of several prestigious medical journals including Chest, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, International Surgery, Clinical Investigation, Journal of Surgical Research, American Review of Respiratory Diseases, American Journal of Transplantation and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vigneswaran "To promote health of my patients and improve their quality of life."

2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiac Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

47  Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • 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
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thymomas
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
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34  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vigneswaran has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Tamil
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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It was a pleasure and a privilege.
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