About Dr. Nicholas Lopez,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Nicholas Lopez and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 2000. To date, I have performed approximately 2,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 1,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Baptist Health Paducah. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is my years of experience as a cardiac surgeon and the quality results that my team and I obtain for our patients. I believe my greatest strength is my highly trained surgical skill and my ability to provide a patient-specific treatment strategy that fits for each individual patient leading to favorable outcomes.
6 Patient Reviews for
"It was excellent. I highly recommend Dr. Lopez."
-- Michael Hall, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/22/2023
"I was very well pleased and would highly recommend Dr. Lopez! I have been his patient for 5 years and have found him to always be kind, compassionate, and pleasant. I am 80 years old and feel very blessed that he is such a skilled surgeon."
-- Bettye Gargus, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 06/19/2023
-- Rufus Lisanby, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 06/03/2021
Again, Dr. Lopez is extraordinary."
-- Ken Snyder, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 05/03/2021
I try to do good with the time I have been given and always ask God to put a jewel in his crown because THANKS to him and many others like him that truly make a difference in this world. We are now here to carry on another day and spread love. God Bless Dr. Lopez and his staff."
-- Laura Riley, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/21/2021
I use to work as a respiratory therapist and I truly know the difference between doctor's abilities to work with patients. Dr. Lopez shows sincere concern about his patients and with me he was patient when I was trying to digest the information he was telling me as to why I needed the surgery, the procedure he would use and that patient explanation was very comforting. There was a problem with the valve replacement material and the procedure was interrupted but I'm told Dr. Lopez sought advice and combined that with his own knowledge and completed the job without damage to me, the patient. When I was able to understand the information he patiently answered all my questions and those of my family. I'm surprised after such a surgery one sees his/her surgeon maybe once or twice more. I'm sure it is to help the patient become self reliant, and not so dependent on the doctor but I do think it's a bit risky and would like to see monthly visits for maybe the first 6 months.I do think a lot of apprehension could be eliminated by knowing one would be seeing the surgeon"soon"., and by having questions answered throughout the early part of recovery, would be therapeutic.
I would highly recommend Dr. Lopez to anyone who puts a premium on surgical skill and wonderful communication skills. I asked him one day about why he became a heart surgeon and he said because he loves the concept of the heart's function and pertinence.He then he brought out a wooden "heart' model he had received as a child and he held it in his hands showing how one valve opens and closes and so on and looked like a little kid showing off his brand new toy. That was my ah,ah moment that he would do the job well and with kid like enthusiasm... My husband and I are going to retire away from Kentucky in 2 years but if I have to have the mitral valve replaced later on, I will ask Dr. Lopez wherever he is at that time, wherever I am at the time, to perform the surgery."
-- Marsha Clift, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 03/20/2010
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Surgical aortic valve repair and replacement
- Surgical mitral valve repair and replacement
- Transcatheter valve therapies
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Quality Outcomes Improvement
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Nicholas Lopez, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 2000.
After medical school, Dr. Lopez completed a General Surgery Residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY in 2006. Next, he completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 2009.
Dr. Lopez is board certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery.
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- Call (270) 355-7038 right now
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The office of Dr. Lopez is located at 2601 Kentucky Avenue, Medical Park 1, Suit 301, Paducah, KY 42003. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: September 7, 2023