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We found 3 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 general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of lung surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and open heart surgery. Dr. Dandekar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sound Shore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dandekar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Dandekar's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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

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

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Covina, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at 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 specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. He honors Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance.

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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.