Dr. Stephen D Cassivi MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Stephen Cassivi is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He received his medical degree from University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Cassivi accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 10 doctors at Mayo Clinic who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including French.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Adult General Thoracic, Minimally Invasive Thoracic, Thoracic Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests: Transplants, Esophagus, Hernia, Lung, Minimally invasive surgery, Thoracic surgery, Lung cancer, Thoracic, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Achalasia, Gastroesophageal Reflux, Hiatal Hernia, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Transplantation, Thymoma, Mediastinum, Mediastinal Neoplasms

Hospital Affiliation

Education & Medical Training

Washington University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2000 - 2002

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1994

University of Toronto
Residency, General Surgery, 1994 - 2000

University of Toronto, School of Medicine
Other Training, Molecular Biology, 1996 - 1998

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 13 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 11 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

MN State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Preoperative Gabapentin for Acute Post-thoracotomy Analgesia: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Active Placebo-Controlled Study.
Kinney, M.O., Mantilla, C.B., Carns, P.E., Passe, M.A., Brown, M.J., Hooten, W.M., Curry, T.B., Long, T.R., Thomas Wass, C., Wilson, P.R., Weingarten, T.N., Huntoon, M.A., Rho, R.H., Mauck, W.D., Pulido, J.N., Allen, M.S., Cassivi, S.D., Deschamps, C., Ni

Microbiology specimens obtained at the time of surgical lung biopsy for interstitial lung disease: clinical yield and cost analysis.
Fibla, J.J., Brunelli, A., Allen, M.S., Wigle, D., Shen, R., Nichols, F., Deschamps, C., Cassivi, S.D.

Bronchial resection margin length and clinical outcome in non-small cell lung cancer.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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