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Thoracic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Cardiac Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Passavant
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC St Margaret

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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70 Patient
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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian (UPMC Presbyterian, Digestive Disorders Center)
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-7555


Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


MD, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Facultad de Medicina Oficina de Posgrados, Bogota D C, Colombia

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

North Shore University Hospital,
Manhasset, NY

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana,
Bogota, Colombia

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June 14, 2018

I have been coming to Hillman for several years, everyone has always treat me with respect and kindness, we always laugh, which I think is important, the waiting times have gotten so much better, I also understand that emergencies come up, yesterdays appointment was right on time, I was seen quickly. Thank you

May 24, 2018

I am fortunate that I always receive great care.

May 17, 2018

Doctor explained very well my condition and my future operation. Was treated well by every one there.

May 15, 2018

A gentleman who was very helpful. He is an asset to his profession.

April 24, 2018

The doctor was professional and discussed the scans and x-rays along with showing the findings on a screen. As a layman, I felt he explained and answered any questions I had about the upcoming procedure.

March 27, 2018

No bad comments. Dr. Luketich, Dr. Villa Sanchez and the CT residents and care team were timely, professional, and very caring. w feel the same way about the post op ICU and floor nursing. I am blessed to have had my care here at UPMC.

March 08, 2018

dr is excellently

March 06, 2018

felt optimistic about upcoming surgery. Felt relaxed and comfortable.

February 22, 2018

Everything was very good. Service from doctor and other tests were very efficient. Dr. Sanchez was very thorough and open to communication. Developed a very reasonable treatment plan.

January 09, 2018

Dr Villa Sanchez was wonderful! He is very thorough and answered all my questions in terms I could easily understand. he took a lot of time with me and explained everything in detail.