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Robert Douglas Adams

MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Cardiac Surgery,
Thoracic Surgery

About Me

Conditions I specialize in
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Adams specializes in surgical procedures involving the heart and lungs. In his practice of more than 25 years, he has been dedicated to developing and performing minimally invasive surgical techniques, resulting in quicker recovery times and better outcomes for his patients.

Dr. Adams holds a special interest in robotic surgical therapy for lung cancer, an area that he has focused on for the past 12 years. His work has included refining robotic techniques on multiple platforms, training of more than 150 fellow surgeons, publishing on the subject and assisting industry in creating meaningful training. He also has been involved in developing effective lung cancer screening programs.

Dr. Adams believes in giving his patients accurate and honest information, laying the foundation for making shared decisions on individualized treatment plans. He values the relationships he builds with his patients, basing them on trust and respect. He encourages everyone to make healthier lifestyle choices to live better.

He and his wife have two children. He is an avid antique firearms collector and has written civil war history books. He also enjoys hockey, tennis and archery.

Locations I practice at

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    TriHealth Heart & Vascular Institute - Thomas Comprehensive Care Center
  • Education

    • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Internship, 1989
    • Rush University Medical Center | Fellowship, 1996
    • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Residency, 1993

    Certifications

    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery | Other, 1999

    Ratings and Reviews

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
    4.8 / 5 (116 ratings, 1 comments)
      Comments from patients
    • 5 / 5
      *Dr. Adams was very considerate & respectful of my questions thoughts & concerns. He was professional while also being personable. He gave forthright & clear explanations to my questions.
      Reviewed October 10, 2023
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