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

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

Dr. Vaughn Starnes practices thoracic surgery in Los Angeles, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Starnes include lung cancer, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and congenital heart disease. Dr. Starnes is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Starnes has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Starnes's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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

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

Dr. Michael McLean's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Los Angeles, CA and Lynwood, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC). Dr. McLean accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. McLean's training includes residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. McLean is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Heart Problems

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

Dr. Taro Yokoyama practices cardiac surgery in Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Yokoyama attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yokoyama include organ transplant surgery. Dr. Yokoyama is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Yokoyama include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Yokoyama is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Yokoyama is accepting new patients.

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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 is a chest surgeon in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. He is especially interested in lung cancer, heart problems, and lung surgery. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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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 is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Gottner trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. Dr. Gottner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Japanese. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Gottner 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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gheissari's clinical interests include organ transplant surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Gheissari attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gheissari (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Gheissari's practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices thoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include chest wall reconstruction, lung cancer, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Wells is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Hospital of USC. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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..

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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 is a cardiac surgery and general surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. Dr. Capouya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Capouya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he 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. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Barr specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Barr has a special interest in lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barr is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hodgins completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2.

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

Dr. Jose Rivas-Belfort is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rivas-Belfort takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Kafrouni speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Dr. Herve Jacques Dumont, MD
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 is a physician who specializes in occupational medicine, adult cardiology, and general surgery. Dr. Dumont (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. In his practice, Dr. Dumont focuses on cosmetic surgery. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery

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

Dr. Ramsay Nucho is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Nucho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Nucho is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nucho is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He honors Health Net and Molina Healthcare insurance.

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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.