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Thoracic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Cardiac Surgery

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.6 Stars
64 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

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana,
Bogota, Colombia

North Shore University Hospital,
Manhasset, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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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.

December 19, 2017

This was a consultation for major surgery. This provider and the entire staff spent time with us to answer all or our questions and explained the surgery and potential complications in great detail. This is an extremely well organized and efficient provider.

December 19, 2017

good ..all friendly and helpful

December 05, 2017

Both Drs. Manny and Val spend time with explaining the surgery and answering my questions.

November 21, 2017

I was scheduled to see Dr. Luketich. I waited over 4 hours before Dr. Sanchez came in to see me. No one came in to give me any information on the delay after the initial information that Dr. Lukitch was delayed. I feel a 4 hour wait is totally unacceptable,especially since I, as well as other patients, have to travel several hours to and from these appointments.

October 17, 2017

Debbie the nurse and fran always try to help me as much as they can I been calling a lot they do a great job.

September 26, 2017

Care was given by their concern for me and my welfare, I would highly recommend the doctor and his team.

September 07, 2017

I am very fortunate to have had excellent care from this team for a complicated prodecure

September 07, 2017

we just love Dr Villa Sanchez. we've been with him since last November before surgery and now after surgery. he always takes lots of time with me and explains everything.