Goya Vasant Raikar

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgery (Thoracic)

Dr. Raikar is married to Lan Raikar, M.D., FACS. They have three active sons, Dylan (15), Connor (11) and Aidan (10). In his free time, he enjoys reading, tennis, golf and travel.

Professional Information

  • Dr. Raikar's interests include all areas of Adult Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery including mitral valve repair, off pump CABG and thoracic oncology. He also has a particular interest in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery and robotically assisted mitral valve repair, heart rhythm operations and TECAB (totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting).

Professional Societies

  • Society of Thoracic Surgery Fellow American College of Surgeons Fellow American College of Chest Physicians Priestly Society Mayo Clinic Surgical Alumni


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Wisconsin Madison

Postgraduate Training

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Medical School

  • University of Nebraska, 1991

Specialty Certification

  • American Board of Surgery American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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