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Eitan Podgaetz, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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About
Dr. Podgaetz has a professional goal to identify the best treatments for his patients - tailoring therapy by considering not only the disease, but also the personal situation of each patient and family. Dr. Podgaetz completed medical school at La Salle University School of Medicine in Mexico City. He moved to the United States to complete his internship in general surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. From there he continued his training at Mayo Clinic and George Washing University in Washington D.C. It was there he found interest in thoracic oncology, treating pulmonary, esophageal and mediastinal tumors leading him to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Podgaetz believes and promotes the benefits of minimally invasive thoracic surgery (VATS and Robotic) for his patients as this helps accelerate recovery, minimize pain and shorten hospital stay. One of his areas of interest is Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for thoracic surgery. This multimodal strategy synergistically helps patients recover faster and regain their full preoperative functional status sooner. He has been teaching since 2003 and is committed to surgical education, helping new generations of young surgeons learn and become proficient in thoracic surgery diseases. Dr. Podgaetz has authored multiple peer reviewed publications, articles, chapters, abstract and presentations at national and international meetings. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, cycling and reading/audiobooks. See Dr. Podgaetz's Publications

LanguagesEnglish, Hebrew, Spanish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Accepts New Patients
Accepts New Patients
Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Lasalle University School Of Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico (2003)
  • Education: Universidad La Salle (2003)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (2006)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital (2008)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (2010)
  • Residency: Cardiothoracics, Massachusetts General Hospital (2012)
Certifications
  • Thoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery/Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery - American Board of Surgery/General Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Eitan Podgaetz, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(37)
Overall: 4.6*
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Jun 30, 2020
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Jun 10, 2020
Dr.Podgaetz was exceptional-he was extremely professional and answered all my questions-showed lots of concern for my issues-would very highly recommend this excellent Dr. and thanks so much for treating me so well
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May 31, 2020
great
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May 4, 2020
Listens to my questions and concerns; cares about me as a person, not just a patient. Friendly, easy to talk to and just what I want in a Dr.
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Apr 12, 2020
very good. No problems.
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Mar 20, 2020
really great about explaining health condition an understanding
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Mar 17, 2020
I have never had anyone at any of Baylor related offices be rude or discourteous to me
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Mar 4, 2020
great doctor
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Feb 26, 2020
This provider is 10+
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Feb 25, 2020
excellent overall.
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Feb 11, 2020
knowledgeable, attentive, caring, very helpful
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