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Thoracic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Cardiac Surgery

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.4 Stars
44 Patient
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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian (Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery)
200 Lothrop St.
Suite C-800
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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September 03, 2019

Excellent doctors

September 03, 2019

My experiences at the hospital are all positive. Every person I talked to was kind and helpful.

June 11, 2019

Dr. Sanchez answers all questions thoroughly. Explains instructions well. Is always professional while also being caring and respectful.

May 07, 2019

the dr was great . I have been dealing with this tension for awhile now. I would recommend him very highly. he was in on my surgery with Luketich. so very pleased.

May 07, 2019

It is ridiculous to wait an hour and a half in the examining room, for an appointment made 2 weeks in advance.very inconsiderate of our time.

April 30, 2019

Dr. Villa Sanchez has been very helpful with all aspects of my recent surgery

March 26, 2019

The appointment w/ this doctor was fine, but the overall wait periods involved w/ the earlier scan was terrible.

March 26, 2019

great doctors at UPMC PRESBYTERIAN

March 19, 2019


March 05, 2019

my appointment was at 1pm and we didn't see a doctor until about 4:30 PM. Very long wait.