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Bhavik Patel, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

UnityPoint Provider

  • Hospital Affiliations:
    • Allen Memorial Hospital
  • Gender: Male
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

Office Hours

  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon - Thu: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Fri: 8:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Sat: Closed

About Bhavik Patel, MD

Med School College
  • University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Fellowship
    • Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center
    • Residency
      • University Of Iowa Cardiothoracic Residency Program
Focus Areas
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


Where have you practiced previously?
I finished my training in 2008 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Then I practiced at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah for seven years before moving to Colorado, where I spent time at St. Anthony Hospital and North Colorado Medical Center.

Where are you from originally?
I grew up near Detroit, Mich. until I went to college at the University of Miami.

What attracted you to the Cedar Valley?
From the time I previously lived in Iowa, I really enjoyed the people and the family-friendly environment here.

What originally made you interested in being a cardiothoracic surgeon?
The physiology of the heart and lungs was always interesting to me, and then taking that into more complicated bypass surgeries. Then there are opportunities to treat a patient that has a problem or isn’t doing well. Being able to fix that problem and seeing them improve – sometimes in only a week or two – is the best part.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can do some juggling. It’s not very extensive, and maybe we’re stretching here, but I can get three bowling pins going.

What do you enjoy in your free time?
I play golf, enjoy eating at different restaurants and then spend time with my family and four dogs. My wife, Cori, works as a hospice physician. We have a boy and a girl twin in elementary school. Our first two dogs are a mini labradoodle and a mini goldendoodle who are from Iowa. The other two are rescue dogs – a terrier and a poodle.