We found 20 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Fountain Valley, CA.

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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baumgartner completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Baumgartner's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Baumgartner's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Vo's clinical interests include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens for residency. Dr. Vo's distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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' area of specialization is thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Gates's clinical interests: thoracic (chest) problems and surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Gates graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then 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). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gates include: OCMA Physicians of Excellence; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Gates speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Daniel Bethencourt specializes in thoracic surgery. He 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). Dr. Bethencourt's areas of clinical interest consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bethencourt takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Bethencourt speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, AppleCare Medical Group, and MemorialCare Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Milliken's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His 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). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Milliken include: 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 professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tracheal Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

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

Dr. Reginald Abraham is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Abraham is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abraham (or staff) is conversant in French and Tamil.

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

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

Dr. Sevak Darbinian practices thoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Darbinian studied medicine at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Yerevan State Medical University. Dr. Darbinian trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Darbinian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian and Russian. He is 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: Heart Bypass Surgery

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

Dr. Brian Palafox is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Palafox graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Palafox completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Palafox has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He 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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Dr. Joanne Pajer Starr, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite #503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Joanne Starr specializes in thoracic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Dr. Starr is affiliated with 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 cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Orange, CA. In his practice, Dr. Khanijou focuses on breast surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Khanijou (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He 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 works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Orange, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, and Fullerton, CA. In his practice, Dr. Thibault focuses on heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Thibault studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thibault honors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery

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

Dr. Andrew Ahn works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Garden Grove, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahn include hernia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Yonsei University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Fairview Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Clinical interests: Hernia

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 surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Maurice accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Richard Ott is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Ott honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Ott attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Amir M Abolhoda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Amir Abolhoda is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Abolhoda speaks Persian. He is especially interested in wedge resection, lung lobectomy, and thymectomy (thymus gland removal). His professional affiliations include VA Long Beach Healthcare System and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Abolhoda completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Lung Lobectomy, Lobectomy, Thymectomy, Da Vinci Surgery, Wedge Resection, Esophageal Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth K Tieu, MD
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. Dr. Tieu's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tieu accepts. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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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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