Daniel Raymond, MD

Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.445.6860
Desk:
216.636.1623
Fax:
216.636.9984
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Bronchial Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchus Surgery
  • Chest Surgery
  • Claggetts Window
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diaphragm Surgery
  • Diverticulectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Epigastric Hernia Repair
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophagus Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • GERD Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Lesion Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Mediastinum Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Nodulectomy
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgery Department
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymus Gland Surgery
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • VATS
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Wedge Resection
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Collis Nissen/Nissen
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragm Hernia
  • Diverticulosis
  • Epiphrenic Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Disease
  • Femoral Artery Aneurysm
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lungs
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Sarcoma
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Windpipe Injury
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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Biography

About Daniel Raymond, MD

Daniel Raymond, MD, is a thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in general and thoracic surgery.

Specialty interests: Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung surgery, lung cancer, lung nodules, mediastinal surgery, chest wall surgery, esophageal surgery, surgical infectious disease, VATS lobectomy, and surgical quality.

Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Raymond has performed more than 1,500 thoracic surgeries throughout his career, including more than 300 VATS lobectomy procedures.

Success rates: Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons perform more than 2,000 general thoracic procedures each year.to treat patients with a wide range of conditions, including lung, esophageal, chest wall, pleural, tracheal, mediastinal, foregut and diaphragm disease. Cleveland Clinic contributes to the Society of Thoracic Surgery Database in order to maintain the highest possible standards. Our 2013 outcomes include the lowest risk-adjusted mortality rate for lobectomy in the nation.  We have recently been honored with a three star ranking in the first every ranking system for outcomes following lobectomy for lung cancer.  This honor was only awarded to a handful of programs nationwide.  Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Raymond completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse. He completed a surgical residency, a research fellowship, and a surgical infectious disease fellowship at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville. Dr. Raymond completed his training with a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia.

Following his training, Dr. Raymond was an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, NY. He participated in several committees, including the Antibiotic Subcommittee, Quality Assurance Committee, Hospital Therapeutics Committee, and was the Compliance Officer for the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Raymond moved to Cleveland in 2011 to join the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to his clinical activities, he is the Quality Officer for thoracic surgery, the Co-Director of the Lung Cancer Tumor Board, and a member of the Cancer Executive Committee, Clinical Competency Committee, Surgical Quality Committee, Disaster Triage Officer, and Tracheostomy Committee.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Raymond has more than 85 published articles and abstracts and twelve medical textbook chapters to his credit.

About Dr. Raymond: “I am honored to be a member of the Cleveland Clinic team dedicated to the multidisciplinary care of patients with thoracic disease, both benign and malignant. It is a pleasure to work with skilled and accomplished individuals who can provide compassionate and efficient care with unsurpassed quality. There is no greater satisfaction than the gratitude of a patient who has received world-class care.”

Leisure Activities: Dr. Raymond enjoys cooking, biking, hiking, swimming and traveling with his wife and two children. He also enjoys reading historical fiction, fly fishing and skiing.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2011

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
2006

Residency - University of Virginia Health System
General Surgery
Charlottesville, VA USA
2004

Medical School - SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY USA
1997

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
1992

Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung surgery, lung cancer, lung nodules, mediastinal surgery, chest wall surgery, esophageal surgery, surgical infectious disease, VATS lobectomy, and surgical quality. Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, Lung surgery, lung cancer, lung nodules, mediastinal surgery, chest wall surgery, esophageal surgery, surgical infectious disease

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 America’s Top Doctor, Castle Connolly
  • 2011, 2012 U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/6/2017, Dr. Raymond has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

140 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017

Dr. Raymond demonstrates the greatest respect and empathy for patient than any doctor that I have ever visited and I have a complicated medical history so I have seen a lot of doctors.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2017

All good.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2017

Dr. Raymond is the best! Waited on test results before continuing surgery, for my healing & recovery.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2016

It puts so at ease, going to Cleveland Clinic, in knowing that the doctors and staff are very caring and knowledgable in everything they do. Thanks so very much.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2016

Excellent!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2016

Very good.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2016

OUTSTANDING care.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2016

Physician's explanation of procedure and prognosis very comforting & precise.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2016

Exceptionally competent and friendly.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2016

Very good.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2016

Great.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016

Very good experience

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016

Very helpful and professional

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2016

Dr. Raymond was terrific & skilled. We were very confident about the surgery outcome.

Reviewed on May 12, 2016

Dr. Raymond is an excellent surgeon.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2016

Cleveland clinic and staff are the best we've seen. that's the reason we drove over 800 miles to consult. we left very happy. thanks to dr. Raymond and staff. as one sweet nurse told us (we will leave the light on for you if you need to come back) thank you all.

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