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Cardiovascular Surgery

Robert S. Boova, MD

Specialties

Cardiovascular Surgery

Distinctions
4.9
51 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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Clinical Interests
  • Structural heart disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Diseases of the mitral valve
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Myocardial revascularization
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Total arterial revascularization
  • Diseases of the thoracic aorta
  • Aaortic dissection
  • Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac surgery in advanced risk and elderly patients
  • Accelerated recovery post cardiac surgery procedures
  • Quality improvement in cardiac surgery
Research Interests
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Cardiac surgery in advanced risk patients
  • Port access cardiac surgery
  • Combined carotid and coronary artery disease
  • Blood salvage in cardiac surgery
  • Total arterial revascularization
  • Techniques in myocardial preservation
  • Reoperative cardiac surgery
  • Cost containment in cardiac surgery
  • Accelerated track cardiac surgery recovery
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Left ventricular remodeling - Battista procedure
  • Quality improvement in cardiac surgery
  • Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Stentless aortic valve replacement
Education
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • MS, Healthcare Management, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Training
  • Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA
  • Residency, General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA
  • Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA
Board Certification
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Memberships
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Awards and Honors
  • America’s Best Hospitals, The Local Alternative, U.S. News and World Report
  • The Spirit of Giving, KYW Television News, ABC Affiliate
  • The Heart of Chester County American Heart Association
  • Physician’s Recognition Award, Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Miracle Workers, Main Line Today Magazine
  • Philadelphia’s Top 100 Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine, 1999, 2002
  • Alley-Sheridan Scholar Division of Health Policy Research and Education, Kennedy School of Government Harvard University
  • Top Doctors in America, Doctors Across America, Guide to Top Doctors, 2003
  • America’s Top Surgeons, Consumer Research Council of America, 2004-2005
  • Best Local Physicians, Main Line Today Magazine, 2006
  • Top Doctors, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery, Philadelphia magazine, 2008, 2010, 2018-2020

Additional Information
Dr. Boova is recognized as one of the region's most dedicated and experienced cardiovascular surgeons. Throughout his career, he has led research efforts involving new surgical devices and methods for use in less-invasive procedures. To accelerate development of improved methods, he is frequently called upon to lead educational seminars for surgeons and health systems. Dr. Boova also has extensive surgical experience in off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass surgery, stentless aortic valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve implant and valve repair.

offices

Office Locations

Temple Cardiovascular, Vascular, & Endovascular Surgery at Jeanes Campus

TUH – Jeanes Campus

7500 Central Avenue

Physicians' Office Building

Suite 200

Philadelphia, PA 19111

215-728-CARE

Temple Heart and Vascular Institute

Temple University Hospital

3509 N. Broad Street

Boyer Pavilion, 4th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED

publications
Digital Bibliography
Publications

Boova, R.S., Rosato, F.E.: Nipple discharge. In: Rosato, F.E., Strombeck, J.D. (Ed.) Breast Surgery, New York, Theime Stratton Publishers, 1985.

Boova, R.S.: Paget’s Disease. In: Strombeck, O., Rosato, F.E.: Surgical Treatment of the Breast, Theime Stratton, 1986.

Mundth, E.D., Boova, R.S., Goel, I.P., Hakki, A.H., Hopkins, F.T., Hill, L: Eight year clinical experience with the St. Jude Medical cardiac prosthetic valve. Indications for Heart Valve Surgery by Age Group. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1989.

ratings & reviews

51 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about Patient Satisfaction Rating.

OVERALL RATING

4.90 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.9
Gives easy to understand instruction
5.0
Explains in a way you understand
5.0
Listens carefully to you
5.0
Shows respect for what you say
4.9
Spends enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
October 1, 2019

Very good.

4.5
August 13, 2019

Everything was a good experience.

5.0
August 7, 2019

Good.

5.0
July 8, 2019

Dr. [...] Robert Boova is excellent.

5.0
March 6, 2019

Good experience.