Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Robert Farivar is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Abbott Northwestern Hospital and United Hospital. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 16 years. Dr. Farivar accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 11 doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and one of 8 at United Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

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

Clinical Interests: Aortic Valve, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Artery Bypass, Mitral Valve, Reoperation

Hospital Affiliation

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Ranked #29 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

United Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1998–2001

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 2003–2006

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2006–2008

Boston University School of Medicine
Class of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 5 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

IA State Medical License
Active through 2014

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

MN State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Most Compassionate Doctor, American Registry

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Transient right ventricular dysfunction caused by retractor during lower hemisternotomy mitral valve repair in a patient with pectus excavatum.
Okamura, H.,Parmet, J.,Farivar, R. S.

Identification of Coronary Sinus Injury by Transesophageal Echocardiography During Placement of a Retrograde Cardioplegia Catheter for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.
Krishnan, S.,Papworth, D. P.,Farivar, R. S.,Ueda, K.

An implanted 8-channel array coil for high-resolution macaque MRI at 3T.
Janssens, T.,Keil, B.,Farivar, R.,McNab, J. A.,Polimeni, J. R.,Gerits, A.,Arsenault, J. T.,Wald, L. L.,Vanduffel, W.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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