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's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Bethencourt is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Bethencourt include heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and MemorialCare Medical Group. Dr. Bethencourt attended Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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 is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Baumgartner has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumgartner takes. In addition to English, Dr. Baumgartner speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Quang Vo is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is especially interested in maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens for residency. Dr. Vo accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Richard Gates practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Gates is especially interested in thoracic (chest) problems and surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gates completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Gates has received the following distinctions: OCMA Physicians of Excellence; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jeffrey Clay Milliken, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
333 City Boulevard W; Suite 1600
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Milliken works as a thoracic surgeon. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Milliken's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received distinctions including 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. Sevak Hovhannes Darbinian, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1310 W. Stewart Drive 503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Sevak Darbinian practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Darbinian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian and Russian. Dr. Darbinian's clinical interests encompass heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Darbinian attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Yerevan State Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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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 cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abraham's areas of expertise include the following: wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Abraham trained at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abraham (or staff) is conversant in French and Tamil. Dr. Abraham is 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. Brian Avecilla Palafox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
1310 West Stewart Drive 503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Brian Palafox is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palafox's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palafox studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Palafox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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

Dr. John Maurice's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Maurice attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Maurice speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Santosh Mohanty is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Huntington Beach, CA. In his practice, Dr. Mohanty focuses on wounds. Dr. Mohanty takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Francis Hospital and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn for residency. Dr. Mohanty (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Wounds

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

Dr. Kenneth Tieu practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tieu is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. He speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Dr. Khanijou's clinical interests encompass breast surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Khanijou (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Khanijou is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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

Dr. William Thibault is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Thibault has indicated that his clinical interests include heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery

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

Dr. Richard Ott is an Orange, CA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Ott attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 Garden Grove, CA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahn include hernia. Dr. Ahn is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Ahn speaks 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.
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