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Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (cabg) Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Surgical Treatment Of Adult Acquired Heart Disease
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Valve Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Achalasia
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericarditis
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thymoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Thomas Santoscoy, MD

Thomas Santoscoy, MD, is the Attending Surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Hillcrest Hospital. He has a special interest in surgical treatment of adult acquired heart disease and thoracic surgery. Dr. Santoscoy is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Santoscoy received his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine after graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso. After completing residencies in general surgery and in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Cleveland Clinic, he spent one year in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine as a Fellow in Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease.

Dr. Santoscoy is active in the community, currently serving on the board of Esperanza, Inc. He is a former Board Member of Providence House. His publications include articles on the surgical management of portal hypertension and esophageal varices and accuracy of carotid compression tomography in the diagnosis of carotid artery stenosis.

Dr. Santoscoy is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and in the American College of Cardiology. He is also a member of the Cleveland Surgical Society, the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Association, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Congenital & Acquired Heart Di
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surg
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS USA

Undergraduate - University of Texas at El Paso
Houston, TX USA


  • Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

surgical treatment of adult acquired heart disease, thoracic surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Thomas Santoscoy, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 4/3/2020, Dr. Santoscoy 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

38 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

DR Santocoy was polite and concern of my well being. Explain my surgery to what he had done.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Staff & physicians pre surgery - kind, gentle & helpful, during surgery & hosp. stay amazing - post surgery home dr. (surgeon) was also amazing even called (to see how I was doing) including *Dr. Salamone who recommended surgeon *Dr. Santoscay. Unbelievable the care I recv'd during this process. 2. Unable to answer - recv'd no billing as of yet.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Very polite and just takes the time to explain every to you. I love doctors that listen to you and even if they don't have the answers, they would point you in the right direction. Do, thank you Dr. Santoscoy for taking the time to explain everything to me.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Thank Dr. Santoscoy for explaining everything to me. I really appreciate you for that and taking the time to schedule an appointment with you again to go over my procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Santoscoy is one of the best, most qualified, caring doctors I have ever had. He goes beyond what is necessary and is always available to my family and me. I respect him as a doctor and as a person.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr SANTOSCOY is one of the best doctors I have ever had. . His bedside manner is second to none He is an outstanding Dr. and human being. He always takes excellent care of me.

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