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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
  • Cancer Center
  • Chest Surgery
  • Claggetts Window
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Decortication
  • Diaphragm Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Epigastric Hernia Repair
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Lesion Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mediastinal Biopsy Surgery
  • Mediastinal Masses Surgery
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Mediastinum Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Nodulectomy
  • Pectus Excavatum Repair
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Removal of Part or Whole Lung
  • Robotically Assisted Thymectomy
  • Sleeve Lobectomy
  • Surgical Biopsy of Thoracic Lymph Nodes
  • Surgical Treatment of Lung Nodules
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Section
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery Department
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymus Gland Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Wedge Resection
View all 49 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Angiosarcomas
  • Askin’s Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Desmoid Tumor
  • Diaphragm Hernia
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Femoral Artery Aneurysm
  • Fibromatosis Tumors
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lungs
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pediatric Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Primary Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Chest Wall
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymic Cancer
  • Thymic Tumors
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Windpipe Injury
View all 48 Specialties +
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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 & Thoracic 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: Cleveland Clinic performs more than 1,700 thoracic procedures each year.  All Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons complete between 350-450 thoracic cases per year. 

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 Sciences Center
General Surgery
Charlottesville, VA USA
2004

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

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
1992

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse, NY USA

Residency - University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA USA

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

See publications for Daniel Raymond, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/2/2020, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

180 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

excellent doctor & staff

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

dr was very informative & gave me a lot of time & explanation

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Raymond is the finest and most caring surgeon I've encountered

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr Raymond is awesome

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Great Doctor and Team!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

We learned more about Steve's condition in the time Dr. Raymond spent with us than we had known and understood prior.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr Raymond is excellent, very patient and reassuring. he addressed all of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Raymond is the BEST. Makes me feel really comfortable & at ease at every visit. My brother also had Dr. Raymond & was sad to have had to change cause of insurance. He also said he is the BEST

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Raymond is Excellent, I'm keeping him

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr Raymond did not have all the answers to my unusual questions but he was very good at explaining what he could or telling me he didn't know. I appreciated his honesty and ability to help me understand, to teach me the steps taken in my case

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

I actually prefer the video visit . The doctor took ample time and focused only on me, listening to my concerns and answering my questions.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

I always feel comfortable with Dr. Raymond.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Raymond was very direct to my case. In which I appreciate his direct approach to my situation. He explained everything and answered all of my questions I asked.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

Dr Raymond is caring, compassionate and answers all your concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

excellent virtual visit experience, Dr Raymond was very helpful, as always

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

One of the best doctors with whom I've ever been treated!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Raymond, as well as The Cleveland Clinic, to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Raymond is excellent in all respects

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

I have never felt trust with any Dr until my experience with this team at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Excellent as always! I wish other healthcare providers would be as good.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Wish all Doctors were as competent.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

I respect his honesty, manner and professionalism. I've seen many doctors for my condition. Dr Raymond did his homework, reviewed all my notes and discs and I would totally recommend him. he's amazing!!!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr Raymond is that best doctor!!! He truly cares about his patients

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

I was very pleased with Dr. Raymond and his staff

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr Raymond is a rock star in my opinion. He makes you feel like you are the most important person in the world. He always calms your fears and is genuinely concerned for you!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Raymond is the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of being associated with. I am so very impressed with his service. Without him I would not be alive today. He is awesome!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Raymond is the best. (informative,extremely competent,friendly, compassionate)

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr Raymond put mine and my wifes mind at ease...

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

I've been to the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and a few University hospitals and Dr. Raymond and the Cleveland Clinic as a whole has been the best experience I have ever had. Dr. Raymond provided detailed explanations and walked me through all steps of my condition and treatment options, and I left understanding the issue better than I ever have before. Where other doctors have just shrugged and said they didn't know what to do, Dr. Raymond took my CT scan to use as a test case to develop a surgery that doesn't yet exist. I would never go to any other hospital for any complex or serious condition other than Cleveland Clinic from here on out.

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