We found 8 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Guy Gerard Lemire, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5122 Marina Pacifica Drive S; #18
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Guy Lemire's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He practices in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Lemire (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart valve surgery. Dr. Lemire is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Laval University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Lemire is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Surgery, Corneal ... (Read more)

Dr. Fritz John Baumgartner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3747 Worsham Avenue; Suite 200
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Baumgartner trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He speaks German. Dr. Baumgartner 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. Daniel Miguel Bethencourt, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2865 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 205
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Bethencourt practices thoracic surgery in Long Beach, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. Dr. Bethencourt is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and MemorialCare Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Bethencourt completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann 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 speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
701 East 28th Street; Suite 101
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Robert Shuman is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Shuman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Navrose Grewal is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Lakewood, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Irvine, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grewal accepts. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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Dr. Jiri A Konecny, DO
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1045 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 511
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jiri Konecny's specialties are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Long Beach, CA. These areas are among Dr. Konecny's clinical interests: varicose veins and vascular surgery procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Peninsula Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Konecny (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Czech, and Polish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Konecny has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1045 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 512
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Stein's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks German and French.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
2650 Elm Avenue; Suite 318
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Douglas McConnell is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. McConnell is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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.