Dr. Bradley Lance Bufkin MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Bradley Bufkin is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Brandon, Florida and is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice for 24 years. Dr. Bufkin accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 12 doctors at Brandon Regional Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac, Cardiovascular Surgery

Clinical Interests: Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve, Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Atrial Fibrillation

Hospital Affiliation

Brandon Regional Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Emory University
Residency, General Surgery, 1990–1996

Emory University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1996–1999

Baylor College of Medicine
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 17 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 14 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

FL State Medical License
Active through 2015

TX State Medical License
Active through 2015

TN State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Controlled intermittent asystole cardiac therapy induced by pharmacologically potentiated vagus nerve stimulation in normal and hibernating myocardium.
Ronson, R.S., Puskas, J.D., Thourani, V.H., Velez, D.A., Bufkin, B.L., Glass, J., Guyton, R.A., Vinten-Johansen, J.

Review of efforts to decrease costly leg wound complications in the medicare population following coronary revascularization.
Brandt, C.P., Greene, G.C., Pollard, T.R., Hall, W.C., Bufkin, B.L., Briggs, R.M., Harville, L.E., Maggart, M.L., Ware, R.E.

Ischemic preconditioning reduces neutrophil accumulation and myocardial apoptosis.
Wang, N. P., Bufkin, B. L., Nakamura, M., Zhao, Z. Q., Wilcox, J. N., Hewan-Lowe, K. O., Guyton, R. A., Vinten-Johansen, J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida BlueSelect
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Kansas City Preferred-Care Blue PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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