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Squitieri, Rafael P.

  • Thoracic Surgery

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Address 2800 Main St. - Level 8
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Dr. Rafael Squitieri graduated from Columbia University and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he completed a fellowship in cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery. In 2001 he joined St. Vincent’s and in 2006 was appointed chief of cardiothoracic surgery in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. In 2009-2010, he also served as interim chair for that department. He has introduced several minimally invasive procedures, including the “mini-maze” to correct atrial fibrillation and new techniques for aortic-root and aortic-arch reconstruction.
In 2012, St. Vincent’s finalized a state-of-the-art Hybrid Procedure Suite. Dr. Squitieri now offers the latest minimally invasive heart valve replacement tecniques performed without surgery. “This allows us to treat patients deemed ‘too frail’ for conventional surgery,” he says. “Recovery times and discomfort are greatly reduced, leading to markedly inproved outcomes in our highest-risk patients.”

Additional Information

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Organizations: American Medical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Fairfield County Medical Association, Bridgeport Medical Association

Squitieri, Rafael P. - Bridgeport, CT

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