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Dennis J Tishko, MD

  • Accepting New Patients

About Dennis

With more than 30 years’ experience as a board-certified Thoracic Surgeon, Dr. Tishko’s medical philosophy is rooted in person and family-centered care, believing that educated and informed patients do best. Of this, he states, “Their motivation and understanding are critical to a successful recovery. Education is an integral part of the care I provide to each individual and their family.” He is especially passionate about the early detection of lung cancer through innovative and informative cancer screening programs.

  • Medical School
  • University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
  • Internship
  • George Washington University Hospitals Washington, DC
  • Residency
  • Harvard Medical School - General Surgery Boston, MA
  • Fellowship
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics - Cardiothoracic Surgery Madison, WI
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Dr. Tishko has performed over 6,000 thoracic surgeries. He has special expertise in caring for those with a diagnosis of lung cancer. To this end, Dr. Tishko invented and pioneered a minimally invasive surgical procedure called single incision video assisted thoracic surgery (SiVATS). This valuable technique extends surgery to those not usually considered to be surgical candidates and promotes less pain, fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay when compared with traditional procedures.