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Steven J. Weiss, MD

Steven J. Weiss, MD Physician

Chief, Cardiac Surgery, Chester County Hospital Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Weiss is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Steven J. Weiss

Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 1988

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adventitial Cystic Disease
  • Aneurysm Repair Surgery
  • Anomalies of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Procedures
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defect
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Implant Closure Devices
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Combined Heart Lung Transplant
  • Congenital Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Embolectomy
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Impella Insertion
  • Impella Management
  • Infiltrative Disorders of the Heart
  • Infundibular Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Konno Procedure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Median Sternotomy
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinitis
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Closure of Atrial Septal Defect
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Replacement of Heart Valve
  • Rheolytic Thrombectomy
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Rupture of Papillary Muscle
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thrombectomy
  • Total Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valve-Sparing Surgery
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Residency: University of Maryland Hospital
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Surgeons, National American Heart Association, National American Lung Association of Pennsylvania, Local American Medical Association, National Delaware Valley Cardiac Surgical Quality Assurance Group, Local Keystone Peer Review Organization, Local Le Club Mitrale, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, Local Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Weiss is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Quigley RL, Weiss SJ, Highbloom RY, Pym J.: Creative arterial bypass grafting can be performed on the beating heart. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 72 (3): 793-797,2001.

Weiss SJ, Pym J. Highbloom RY, Quigley RL.: A novel approach to surgical revascularization of myocardium not amenable to conventional bypass techniques. Journal of the Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgery 9 : 49-54,2001.

Weiss SJ, Morris T, Levine FH.: Improved neuropsychologic performance after warm vs. cold heart surgery. Heart Surgery Forum : 1995.

Fried DW, Zombolas TL, Weiss SJ.: Single pump mechanically aspirated venous drainage (SPMAVD) for cardiac reoperation. Perfusion 10 (5): 327-332,1995.

Weiss SJ.: Management of difficult coronary sinus rupture. [Case Report] Annals of Thoracic Surgery 58 (2): 548-550,1994.

Fried DW, Wilgus MA, Weiss SJ.: The proposed use of a 'screening test' to assess oxygenator performance. Perfusion 8 (4): 299-306,1993.

Weiss SJ, Sutter FP, Shannon TO, Goldman SM.: Combined cardiac operation and carotid endarterectomy during aortic cross-clamping. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 53 (5): 813-816,1992.

Brodell GK, Tuzcu EM, Weiss SJ, Simpfendorfer C.: Intra-aortic balloon pump rupture and entrapment. [Case Report] Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 56 (7): 740-742,1988.

Academic Contact Info

Chester County Hospital
701 East Marshall Street
2nd Floor

West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 738-2690
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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