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We found 22 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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baumgartner include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Baumgartner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Daniel Bethencourt works as a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Bethencourt attended Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is especially interested in heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Bethencourt is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. Richard N Gates, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1310 West Stewart Drive 503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Richard Gates is a thoracic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Gates attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) problems and surgical procedures. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: OCMA Physicians of Excellence; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Gates speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Gates welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Milliken attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Milliken honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Milliken 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.

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Clinical interests: Tracheal Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

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

Dr. Quang Vo, who practices in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Vo has indicated that his clinical interests include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with 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. Joanne Pajer Starr, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite #503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Joanne Starr's specialty is thoracic surgery. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Starr is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York Medical College. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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

Dr. Sevak Darbinian sees patients in Mission Viejo, CA and Orange, CA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darbinian include heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Darbinian obtained his medical school training at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and Yerevan State Medical University and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Darbinian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Armenian and Russian. His hospital/clinic 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. 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 surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon 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. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham honors. Dr. Abraham graduated from Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks 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. John Paul Maurice, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
510 Superior Avenue; Suite 200a
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Maurice is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Maurice attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Maurice is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

Dr. Brian Palafox practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Palafox studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Palafox honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mohanty include wounds. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Mohanty obtained his medical school training at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn. In addition to English, Dr. Mohanty (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Wounds

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

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

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

Dr. William Thibault's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Thibault's professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Orange, CA. Dr. Khanijou is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. In his practice, Dr. Khanijou focuses on breast surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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

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

Dr. Richard Ott's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Orange, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ott honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Andrew Ahn practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Garden Grove, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahn include hernia. Dr. Ahn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Yonsei University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Fairview Hospital. He 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.