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We found 22 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Fountain Valley, CA.

Dr. Daniel Miguel Bethencourt, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6300
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Bethencourt is a thoracic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bethencourt include heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Bethencourt speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and MemorialCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Mini-Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Fritz John Baumgartner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9930 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baumgartner include minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Baumgartner graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in German.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Brian Avecilla Palafox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
1310 West Stewart Drive 503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Brian Palafox specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Orange, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Palafox is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Palafox has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Richard N Gates, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1310 West Stewart Drive 503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Richard Gates practices thoracic surgery in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) problems and surgical procedures. Dr. Gates honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gates is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gates's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Sevak Hovhannes Darbinian, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1310 W. Stewart Drive 503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Sevak Darbinian's specialty is thoracic surgery. He graduated from Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Yerevan State Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Darbinian trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Darbinian's areas of expertise include heart bypass surgery (CABG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Darbinian honors. Dr. Darbinian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Armenian and Russian. Dr. Darbinian's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery

Dr. Joanne Pajer Starr, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite #503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Joanne Starr works as a thoracic surgeon in Orange, CA. Dr. Starr attended medical school at New York Medical College. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Starr's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Jeffrey Clay Milliken, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Milliken is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Orange, CA. Dr. Milliken graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Milliken include aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Milliken has received professional recognition including the following: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Best Doctors in America - Cardiothoracic Surgery; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tracheal Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Reginald G M Abraham, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 258
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Reginald Abraham is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. After attending Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Abraham's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Wedge Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

Dr. Quang T Vo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; #303
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Quang Vo practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Vo graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vo include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Vo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Vo's professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Paul Maurice, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
510 Superior Avenue; Suite 200a
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Maurice is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Maurice is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Maurice is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Tieu is a specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Tieu studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
17822 Beach Bl; Suite 442
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Santosh Mohanty's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Huntington Beach, CA. He is especially interested in wounds. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Mohanty attended medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He completed his residency training at St. Francis Hospital and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn. Dr. Mohanty (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Wounds

Dr. William Newman Thibault, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. William Thibault's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Thibault attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Thibault accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery

Dr. Rajesh K Khanijou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
725 West La Veta Avenue; Suite 210a
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Khanijou, who practices in Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Khanijou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Khanijou has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite 502
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ott is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Orange, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ott attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ott is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
12555 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 403
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Ahn is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Dr. Ahn's areas of expertise include hernia. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahn takes. He graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Ahn is conversant in Korean.

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Clinical interests: Hernia

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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.