Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD

Thoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
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Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, MD is a thoracic surgery doctor who practices in Maywood, IL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.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
very high
more than 93% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 90% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
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. A significant number of his procedures are performed using robot-assisted or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) techniques. He is well respected for his expertise in thoracic organ transplantation. Dr. Vigneswaran treats patients with lung cancer, mesothelioma and tumors of the mediastinum. He also performs surgery for advanced lung diseases, including lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema and lung transplantation for various end-stage lung diseases. Dr. Vigneswaran 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. He has also been named a fellow of surgical and medical societies in four countries, including the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London. His current research interests include: lung transplantation; lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma; minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery techniques and treatment outcomes; ischemia reperfusion lung injury; lung preservation for transplantation. 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 100 original articles and book chapters, and edited an internationally authored book on lung transplantation. He has written many important articles that assess the outcome of surgical procedures for mesothelioma, lung cancer and lung transplantation. 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 "Care for my patient to improve their quality of life."


  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Vigneswaran does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • 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 Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy


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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
  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Western Infirmary and Royal Hospital For Sick Children
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Hull Health Authority
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Mayo Clinic and Graduate School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Royal Infirmary & City Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • St. Marys Hspital & Harefield Hospital, Imperial College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Concordia University, Chicago
    Other Education | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Vigneswaran has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Vigneswaran has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vigneswaran's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vigneswaran to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Vigneswaran's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Vigneswaran Says:

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Patient Comments (1)

in Hobart , IN |
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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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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  • Sagamore Health Network
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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The University of Chicago Medical Center
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Chicago, IL 60637
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