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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Health Net HMO near Covina, CA.

Dr. Nandkumar V Dandekar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
305 North 3rd Avenue; Suite #306
Covina, CA

Dr. Nandkumar Dandekar is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Covina, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dandekar include lung surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and open heart surgery. Dr. Dandekar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dandekar graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Dandekar trained at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Dandekar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lung Surgery, Open Heart Surgery

Dr. Ali Gheissari, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
315 N Third Avenue; Suite 304
Covina, CA

Dr. Ali Gheissari specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Covina, CA. His clinical interests include organ transplant surgery. Dr. Gheissari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Gheissari graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Gheissari has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gheissari (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Organ Transplant Surgery

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
530 W Badillo Street; Suite B
Covina, CA

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy practices cardiothoracic surgery in Covina, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College.

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Dr. Chelvapilla Venkata Gunupati, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1433 W. Merced Avenue; B-1 #206
West Covina, CA

Dr. Chelvapilla Gunupati is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance. Dr. Gunupati is conversant in Spanish.

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What is Cardiothoracic Surgery?

Cardiothoracic surgery is the medical specialty that provides surgical care for the chest. Most often this means heart or lung surgery, but it can also include surgery on the esophagus, breastbone, or chest wall. Some cardiothoracic surgeons may specialize in the surgical treatment of children, or focus on a specific organ or surgical procedure.

Some of the diseases and procedures that a cardiothoracic surgeon might handle include:
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • GERD, or severe acid reflux
  • Heart or lung transplants

Cardiothoracic surgeons may use various types of imaging, such as an electrocardiogram or CT scan, to diagnose problems and plan the operation. They may also offer minimally invasive surgery or robotic surgery, if appropriate, to lower the risk of scarring and infection.

Cardiothoracic surgery is an older medical specialty, but it is still one of the most amazing. Often patients who need a cardiothoracic surgeon are extremely sick, suffering from an illness that will kill them without intervention. With surgery, however, they often make a complete recovery.