Konstadinos Plestis, MD

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Practice Philosophy

The role of the Lankenau Heart Group physician is one of both educator and healer, with the focus to treat each individual patient to improve longevity and quality of life. Not every patient needs to be treated in the same way, and our physicians take the patient’s preference into account when tailoring a personalized course of treatment for them. We believe it is key to listen to our patient and their family members to make sure they have a complete understanding of their cardiac illness as well as their treatment options. For the best possible outcome, it is valuable for both the patient and their family to have a voice in the patient’s care and be invested in their treatment plan.

This doctor is employed by Main Line HealthCare, the multispecialty physician network of Main Line Health, including more than 350 community and hospital-based physicians.

Locations and Appointments


Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine Level
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
  • Phone: 484.476.1000
  • Fax: 484.476.9000
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation, Handicap Access


Paoli Hospital, MOB 3, Suite 331
255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
  • Phone: 484.476.1000
  • Fax: 484.476.9000
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation, Handicap Access


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About Konstadinos Plestis, MD

The Aortic Wellness Center is under the leadership of Konstadinos A. Plestis, MD, System Chief of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. The program was established in 2014, when Dr. Plestis joined Lankenau Heart Institute and assembled a dedicated team of specialists to provide comprehensive treatment of all aspects of aortic disease. Dr. Plestis has more than 20 years of experience in aortic surgery. Between 1998 and 2014, Dr. Plestis performed 1,225 complex aortic surgical procedures spanning every segment of the aorta, with excellent outcomes.

As a nationally recognized leader in the field of cardiac surgery, Dr. Plestis maintains an active surgical practice focusing on the care of patients with complex aortic disease, including ascending aortic aneurysms, aortic root aneurysms, arch aneurysms, descending aneurysms, thoracoabdominal aneurysms, aortic dissections, complex valvular and coronary disease.

Dr. Plestis earned his medical degree from Aristotelian University Medical School in Thessaloniki, Greece. He completed a General Surgery residency at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York, a Vascular Surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.

Dr. Plestis is board certified in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery and has been honored with top doctor status from Castle Connolly, Best Doctors® in America, New York Super Doctors, U.S. News & World Report and the Consumers Research Council of America. His memberships include the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Society of Vascular Surgery, The Michael DeBakey International Surgical Society and the Society of Heart Valve Disease and International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS).

He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/ Hemostasis. Dr. Plestis has made numerous contributions to peer-reviewed journals, has participated in many clinical trials and is a frequent presenter on aortic surgery at national and international conferences.

  • Gender: Male
  • Years of Experience: 23
  • Language: English, Greek

Education

Medical school
  • Aristotelian University Medical School – Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aristotelian University Medical School – Thessaloniki, Greece
Residency
  • Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center – Brooklyn, NY
  • Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center – Brooklyn, NY
  • Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Honors, Awards, Citations
  • 2016 Top Doctor, Main Line Today
  • 2003, 2010, 2012–13 Castle Connolly Top Doctor, New York Metro Area
  • 2013 Consumers Research Council of America, Americas Top Surgeon
  • 2012 New York Super Doctors
  • 2012 Top Doctor, U.S. News and World Report
  • 2009–10 Best Doctors in America
  • 2009 Honorary Member of the Third Military Medical University of Chinese P.L.A.
  • 2008 Honorary Member of the Hellenic Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • 2008 Honored by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey
Current Membership & Activities
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • The Michael DeBakey International Surgical Society
  • Society of Heart Valve Disease
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS)
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
  • Hellenic Medical Association