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Brian A. Palafox, MD

Accepting New Patients
Offers Video Visits
1310 West Stewart Drive, Suite 503
Orange, CA 92868
2258.4 miles away
Medical Groups & Affiliations
Providence Affiliated Physicians, St. Joseph
Speaks: English
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Orange County Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons - Orange

1310 West Stewart Drive, Suite 503, Orange, CA 92868

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About Brian A. Palafox

Graduated from University California Irvine Medical School, did his training and cardiothoracic training also at UCI and joined OCTCS in 1999. Brian Palafox is the chief of cardiac surgery at St Joseph Hopsital in Orange and works at Children's Hospital Orange County and University of California Irvine in his free time. He specializes in adult cardiac, adult thoracic, pediatric cardiac and thoracic and general surgery including thyroid cancer and complex abdominal operations.

Medical School

University of California Irvine
1975

Internship

UCI Medical Center
1976

Residency

UCI Medical Center
1981

Fellowship

UCI Medical Center
1983

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Orange County Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons - Orange
1310 West Stewart Drive, Suite 503
Orange, CA 92868

Orange County Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons - Fullerton
301 West Bastanchury Road, Suite 195
Fullerton, CA 92835

Medical Groups & Affiliations
Providence Affiliated Physicians, St. Joseph

Affiliated Locations
St. Joseph Hospital Thoracic Oncology Program - Orange
St. Joseph Hospital Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment Programs - Orange
St. Joseph Hospital Robotic Surgery Program - Orange
Providence St. Joseph Hospital - Orange
Providence St. Jude Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Lobectomy
  • Open Biopsy Of Bronchus
  • Open Biopsy Of Lesions Of Mediastinum
  • Open Biopsy Of Lung
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Repair Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Robotic Lung Surgery
  • Segmentectomy
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Substernal Thyroid Mass
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Stent Placement
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy Revision
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery