Peter K. Zakow, MD, FACC, FACS

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

Photo of Peter K. ZakowBoard-Certified in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery


Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
General Surgery Residency: New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
Fellowship, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency: New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, I see minimally invasive (MIV) techniques having the most impact in the near future. I will offer several MIV approaches to cardiac and thoracic surgery enabling patients the opportunity to get back to a normal lifestyle sooner. That being said, not everyone is a good candidate for these procedures. It’s all about choosing the right operation for the right patient, and my experience and training allows me to make those choices effectively. The goal for any intervention is to provide the best long term results for a lifetime of good health.


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • American Medical Association
  • The Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Dutchess County Medical Society
  • New York Society for Thoracic Surgeons, Inc.
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons


Complex aortic reconstruction, aortic and mitral valve surgery, treatment for venous disease, and minimally invasive techniques for cardiac and thoracic surgery.


  • All adult cardiac and thoracic surgeries, including open heart surgery, minimally invasive surgeries, and percutaneous techniques
  • Any benign or malignant disease of the chest wall, pluera, lungs, pericardium, or mediastinum
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic and mitral valve surgery


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Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
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Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Zakow was very friendly and we feel comfortable with his knowledge and expertise in the upcoming surgery.
Jul 29, 2021
Great experience
Jul 29, 2021
First visit so not much experience to rely on. But visit went well and staff was very kind and helping.
Jun 3, 2021
very thankful for this practice.
Jun 3, 2021
absolutely wonderful.
Jun 2, 2021
doctor was very informative. he went over everything with us and we ask questions which he explained very well.
Jun 2, 2021
didn't have to wait long. people were happy to help with our questions.
May 18, 2021
hAD surgery and all the doctors and nurses well qualified and did a wonder full job
Apr 15, 2021
excellent experience
Apr 15, 2021
the visit was very good Dr zakow explained everything extremely well made sure I understood what he was talking about
Mar 24, 2021
appt made by referring doctor
Mar 11, 2021
A great visit for such a potential problem. I have no concern for return visits.
Mar 11, 2021
Efficient and nice
Mar 11, 2021
Dr Zakow is wonderful and caring and has a great plan in place for me. I was treated with respect and such courtesy from such a busy and wonderful doctor.
Mar 11, 2021
No appointments are on time but I had no problems at all
Mar 11, 2021
I believe this was a great first time experience and was treated excellent
Mar 1, 2021
waited an hour past my appointment time before being taken to a room.
Feb 1, 2021
she was very caring and attentive