Treatment & Services
- Cardiovascular Surgery Department
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of Western Ontario Hospital
Graduate - University of Western Ontario
Medical School - McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate - McGill University
- Cardiac Surgery
Complex cardiac disease, Ventricular assist devices, Heart transplantation, Lung transplantation, Aortic surgery, Endovascular and hybrid aortic surgery, Aortic root and valve sparing root operations, Complex valvular disease, Coronary artery disease including total arterial revascularization, Surgical cardiomyopathy, Complex redo operations, Minimally invasive cardiac operations
Awards & Honors
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Research & Publications
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As of 5/12/2017, Dr. Tong 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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95 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||5|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 10, 2017
I was given excellent counseling regarding my recovery from surgery and Dr tong's team has kept my local doctors well informed about my surgery progress and I am going through a Cardo Rehab Program under the guidance of my local cardiologist and local hospital in Nashville, TN.
Reviewed on Nov 1, 2017
Dr Tong is the best! He answered all my questions and explained everything throughly.
Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
They were wonderful.
Reviewed on May 23, 2017
Dr. Ton's a genius!
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2017
Dr. T_____ and his staff were truly exceptional.
Reviewed on Mar 7, 2017
Dr. Tong is the best I've ever seen. I saw him many times during my stay, and his staff is incredible.
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2017
Dr. Tong is amazing. From the surgery to my discharge from hospital, I saw him every day which I thought was amazing for a surgeon.
Reviewed on Feb 2, 2017
follow up was exceptional with phone call contact.
Reviewed on Dec 21, 2016
I especially appreciated my surgeon (Dr. Tong) visiting every day, listening to my concerns, explaining what I could expect.
Reviewed on Dec 18, 2016
As intimidating as heart surgery is I was very relaxed to be in there hands. They all made sure I felt relaxed. #1. AS much as I needed. #2. Really cared. #4. Very caring for me. #5. Dr. Tong need I say more.
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