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Dr. Thomas Merle, MD

Thoracic Surgery* Age 67
Dr. Thomas Merle, MD
4.4 (21 Ratings)

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Dr. Thomas Merle, MD is a Thoracic Surgery Specialist in Kettering, OH.
Dr. Thomas Merle, MD
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Dr. Thomas Merle, MD

Thoracic Surgery* Age 67
Kettering, OH
Accepting new patients
42 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Dr. Thomas Merle, MD is a Thoracic Surgery Specialist in Kettering, OH.

About

Dr. Thomas Merle, MD is a Thoracic Surgery Specialist in Kettering, OH and has 42 years experience. They graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1982 and completed a residency at University Of Alberta Hospitals.They currently practice at Kettering Health Medical Group Cardiothoracic Surgery - Main Campus and are affiliated with Fort Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital, Kettering Health Dayton, Kettering Health Main Campus and Kettering Health Miamisburg. Dr. Merle has experience treating conditions like Aortic Ectasia among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Merle received an average rating of 4.4/5 from patients and has been reviewed 21 times. Their office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments. Dr. Merle is board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Aneurysm
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Aneurysm
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atherosclerosis
Atrial Fibrillation
Carotid Artery Disease
Cerebrovascular Disease
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Mitral and Aortic Valve Disorder
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Systolic Heart Failure
Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Arch Repair
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Atrial Tissue Ablation
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass with Robotic Assist
Embolectomy Arterial
Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Surgery
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Adhesive Pericarditis
Aneurysm
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Arteriovenous Fistula
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Septal Defect
Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
Biventricular Heart Failure
Cardiac Tamponade
Cerebral Embolism
Congenital Heart Disease
Coronary Vessel Malformation
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Embolism
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Endocarditis
Heart Disease
Hypertensive Heart without Failure
Iliac Aneurysm
Interstitial Lung Disease
Lung Cancer
Marfan Syndrome
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Noninfective Endocarditis
Nonrheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Nonrheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Edema
Pleural Cancer
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Pulmonary Fibrosis
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Rheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Secondary Hypertension
Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
Septal Defect
Septic Embolism
Subacute Endocarditis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Unstable Angina
Venous Insufficiency
Ventricular Septal Defect
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acid Reflux Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Repair
Aortic Valve Bicuspidization
Aortic Valve Replacement
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Atherectomy
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Stent Placement
Carotid Surgery
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagomyotomy
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Surgery
Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement
Hernia Repair
Impella Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and Defibrillator
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and Defibrillator
Lobectomy of Lung with Robotic Assist
Lung Removal
Lung Resection
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy with Robotic Assist
Mitral Valve Bicuspidization
Mitral Valve Prosthetic Implantation
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Replacement
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Heart Mitral Valvuloplasty Robotic A
Open Lobectomy
Open Lung Removal
Open Lung Resection or Removal
Open Segmentectomy
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pancoast Tumor Excision
Partial Lobectomy
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Port Placements or Replacements
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Robotic Assist
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection Robotic Assist
Tracheal Surgery
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Locations

  1. 1 Kettering Health Medical Group Cardiothoracic Surgery - Main Campus
    3533 Southern Blvd Ste 5650, Kettering, OH 45429

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Sep 22, 2019
He saved my sons life and we are forever grateful. He and the staff at Kettering are the best.
Michele — Sep 22, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy
  • Thomas J Merle, MD, is a board certified thoracic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare. Dr Merle received his medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr Merle completed his residency in general surgery at Riverside Methodist Hospitals in 1983 before continuing on to his training in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Alberta Hospitals.
Care Philosophy
Biography
  • Dr. Thomas Merle, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Kettering, OH and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1982. He specializes in Thoracic Surgery.
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Specialties*
Thoracic Surgery
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Education

Education

Medical Education
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
    1982
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
Board Certifications
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Internship

Internship
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
    1987
Internship

Residency

Residency Hospital
  • University Of Alberta Hospitals
    1991
Residency Hospital

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • University Alberta
    1991
Fellowship Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Thomas Merle, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Merle's profile.

Dr. Thomas Merle, MD is affiliated with Fort Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital, Kettering Health Dayton, Kettering Health Main Campus and Kettering Health Miamisburg.

Yes, Dr. Thomas Merle, MD holds board certification in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Fort Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital

    630 Eaton Ave, Hamilton, OH

  • Kettering Health Dayton

    405 W Grand Ave, Dayton, OH

  • Kettering Health Main Campus

    3535 Southern Blvd, Kettering, OH

  • Kettering Health Miamisburg

    4000 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Miamisburg, OH