Dr. William J. Rachwal, MD

Dr. William J. Rachwal, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male | 52 years old

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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

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  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    University of Michigan Hospitals

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Michigan Hospitals
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1998

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Vice-President Beta Chapter of Michigan, 1989-1990
    • House Officer of the Month, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, MI, September
    • New Investigator Award, American Cancer Society's 4th Annual Cancer Research Conference, 1993
    • Medical Doctor with High Destinction, Wayne State University, 1990
    • Roger Walker Jr Honors Scholarship, 1988-1990
    • Thoracic Surgery Research Fellowship Grant, University of Michigan, 1993-1994
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  • Media & Publications
    • Colloid Oncotic Pressure and Body Water Dynamics in Septic and Injured Patients, 1991
    • Use of Glucose Reflectance meters by House officers on a Medical Teaching Ward, 1993
    • E-cadherin expression in primary and metastatic thoracic neoplasms and in Barrett's oesophagus., 1995
    • Expression and Activation of erbB2 and EGFR in Lung Adenocarcinoma, 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Rachwal's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Rachwal

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Rachwal's Care Philosophy

Our group's goal is to provide national level care right here in Toledo, Ohio. We strive to provide surgical approaches that minimize risks and maximize patient benefits.