Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Bronchial Biopsy
- Bronchus Surgery
- Chest Surgery
- Claggetts Window
- Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Diaphragm Surgery
- Epigastric Hernia Repair
- Esophageal Surgery
- Esophagus Endoscopy
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- GERD Surgery
- Heller Myotomy
- Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
- Lung Lesion Surgery
- Lung Surgery
- Mediastinal surgery
- Mediastinum Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
- Parathyroid Surgery
- Pericardium Surgery
- Regional Heart and Vascular
- Thoracoscopic Surgery
- Thymus Gland Surgery
- Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
- Voice And Larynx Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Abscess
- Abdominal Hernia
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Collapsed Lung
- Diaphragm Hernia
- Esophagus Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Hiatal Hernia
- Lung Cancer
- Mediastinal Tumor
- Pericardial Effusion
- Pleural Effusion
- Swallowing Disorders
- Thyroid Lesion
- Windpipe Injury
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate School - Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surg
St. Louis, MO USA
Residency - University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA USA
Internship - University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA USA
Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Undergraduate - University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA USA
- Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Esophageal Cancer/Tumor, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, Pericardial Effusion, Pleural Effusion, Pneumothorax, Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy, Mediastinal surgery, Robotically Assisted Thoracic Surgery Wedge Resection
Research & Publications
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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 7/23/2019, Dr. Temes 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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33 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||5|
2 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019
Dr. R.Temes was thorough with explaining surgery procedure & all risks involved & how important this surgery was to benefit Rick.Dr. was knoweledgeable & caring & easy to understand.
Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019
from beginning and now Rita has been so kind and extremely efficient. Dr Temes has been very thorough and and informative.
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