We found 15 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Molina Healthcare near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Michael Keith McLean, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
711 W College Street; Suite 540
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael McLean specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. McLean is especially interested in heart problems and varicose veins. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. McLean speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Heart Problems

Dr. Vaughn Alden Starnes, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Vaughn Starnes practices thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in lung cancer, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and congenital heart disease. Dr. Starnes's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Starnes attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Starnes's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Starnes include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Lung Cancer

Dr. Taro Yokoyama, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
201 S. Alvarado Street; Suite 702
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Taro Yokoyama is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. He is especially interested in organ transplant surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Yokoyama attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Yokoyama's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Yokoyama include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yokoyama's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Organ Transplant Surgery

Dr. Robbin G Cohen, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robbin Cohen specializes in thoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, heart problems, and lung surgery. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Cohen is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Gottner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 606
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gottner's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Gottner is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Gottner (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Japanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ali Gheissari, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 606
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ali Gheissari's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Gheissari's clinical interests encompass organ transplant surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gheissari honors. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gheissari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Gheissari has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Organ Transplant Surgery

Dr. Winfield J Wells, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Winfield Wells is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in chest wall reconstruction, lung cancer, and congenital heart disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Wells performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Wells's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical interests: Chest Wall Reconstruction, Congenital Heart Disease, Trachea Problems, Lung Cancer

Dr. Eli Ralph Capouya, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 606
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Eli Capouya specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Capouya honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Capouya (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mark Lee Barr, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Barr is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests encompass lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Barr graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Barr honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Summa Cum Laude, New York.

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Clinical interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Lung Cancer

Dr. Darren Michael Hodgins, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Darren Hodgins is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Hodgins is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3100 E Florence Avenue; Suite 7
Huntington Park, CA
 

Dr. Jose Rivas-Belfort is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rivas-Belfort speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1701 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue; Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. George Kafrouni is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kafrouni graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Kafrouni is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Ramsay C Nucho, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1701 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue; Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ramsay Nucho's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. Dr. Nucho takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nucho (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Nucho is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Adult Cardiology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Adult Pulmonology
1155 N Vermont Avenue; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Herve Dumont practices occupational medicine, adult cardiology, and general surgery. Dr. Dumont (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dumont include cosmetic surgery. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Dumont is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 4300
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hurvitz's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Health Net and Molina Healthcare insurance. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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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.