Dr. Alaa Afifi MD
Thoracic Surgeons — Santa Ana, CAContact Dr. Afifi
Dr. Alaa Afifi specializes in thoracic surgery, cardiovascular disease, general surgery, surgical critical care, trauma surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery in Santa Ana, California. Details of Dr. Afifi's 24 years experience as an MD and education at Union University are available on your free doctor report.
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2200 E Fruit St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Alaa Afifi identified specializing in
Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery
A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative care, and critical care of patients with pathologic conditions within the chest. Included is the surgical care of coronary artery disease, cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of the trachea, abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves, congenital anomalies, tumors of the mediastinum, and diseases of the diaphragm. The management of the airway and injuries of the chest is within the scope of the specialty. Thoracic surgeons have the knowledge, experience and technical skills to accurately diagnose, operate upon safely, and effectively manage patients with thoracic diseases of the chest. This requires substantial knowledge of cardiorespiratory physiology and oncology, as well as capability in the use of heart assist devices, management of abnormal heart rhythms and drainage of the chest cavity, respiratory support systems, endoscopy, and invasive and noninvasive diagnostic techniques. No Sub-Specialty., Cardiovascular DiseaseCardiovascular Disease
An internist who specializes in diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms., General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist., Surgical Critical CareSurgical Critical Care
A surgeon with expertise in the management of the critically ill and postoperative patient, particularly the trauma victim, who specializes in critical care medicine diagnoses, treats and supports patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This specialist may have administrative responsibilities for intensive care units and may also facilitate and coordinate patient care among the primary physician, the critical care staff, and other specialists., Trauma Surgery, Vascular SurgeryVascular Surgery
A surgeon with expertise in the management of surgical disorders of the blood vessels, excluding the intercranial vessels or the heart. and Cardiac Surgery..
Dr. Alaa Afifi accepts the following plans for Cigna at 2200 E Fruit St
- HMO CA - Southern California
- HMO CA - Southern California Open Access
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EducationDr. Afifi attended medical school at Union University Albany Medical College and graduated in 1989 having 24 years experience.
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