Donald D. Glower Jr., MD Donald D. Glower Jr., MD

Donald D. Glower Jr., MD

Heart Surgeon

4.8 out of 5  (198 ratings, 36 reviews)
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919-681-5789 Office number
919-681-8912
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

My particular area of interest is what we call structural heart disease in adults. That usually involves valve problems, things like muscle bound hearts, tumors of the heart or sometimes arrhythmias. Another area of interest for me is minimally invasive surgery, which involves entering the heart area through the ribs on the side rather than through the breast bone, either manually with a camera or robotically. Surgeons are very hands-on people. We like doing things. But most of all we like helping people, talking with patients and their families, and helping them make up their minds about whether to have a procedure done, what kind of procedure to have, and helping them get through the procedure afterwards. That’s what we really enjoy doing. That’s really satisfying.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland), 1980
RESIDENCY
Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1980-1987
FELLOWSHIP
Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1987-1989
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Surgery, Thoracic
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I specialize in minimally invasive heart valve surgery, treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (muscle bound heart), surgical maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, and cardiac tumors. Duke has one of the world's largest experiences with mini-thoracotomy surgery on the aortic, mitral, or tricuspid valves to avoid a breastbone incision.

PUBLICATIONS
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (198 ratings, 36 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.