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Dennis J Tishko, MD

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About Dennis

With more than 30 years experience as a board-certified Thoracic Surgeon, Dr. Tishko is one of Florida's premier thoracic surgeons. Dr. Tishko has performed more than 6,000 thoracic surgeries. He has special expertise in caring for those with a diagnosis of lung cancer. Dr. Tishko’s expert knowledge, outstanding training and extensive experience allow him to provide excellent care. 

Dr. Tishko knows how critical it is to be fully trained and board certified. Although he is certified as both a heart surgeon and lung lung surgeon, Dr Tishko has chosen to specialize only in surgery of the lungs. This high level of dedication allows him to focus all attention on providing the most advanced and outstanding care to his patients.

After mastering standard surgical operations, Dr Tishko pioneered and perfected the most minimally invasive techniques in Thoracic Surgery. Over 20 years ago, he invented Single Incision Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (SiVATS). SiVATS is an elegant alternative technique that uses a single small incision to complete surgery. 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.

  • 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