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' specialty is thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Starnes is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Starnes include 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. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Starnes's distinctions 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. Michael Keith McLean, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
711 W College Street; Suite 540
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael McLean, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Lynwood, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. McLean attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and varicose veins. Dr. McLean takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Accountable Health Plans, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. McLean is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Dr. Yokoyama has indicated that his clinical interests include organ transplant surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Yokoyama attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Yokoyama include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in 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 works as a thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, heart problems, and lung surgery. Dr. Cohen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Cohen speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Gottner's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Gottner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Japanese.

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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 is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Gheissari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include organ transplant surgery. Dr. Gheissari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Gheissari's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gheissari 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 is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wells include chest wall reconstruction, lung cancer, and congenital heart disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wells is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. Dr. Wells 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Capouya accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is accepting new patients. Before completing 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 attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Capouya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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

Dr. Mark Barr is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Barr has a special interest in lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Summa Cum Laude, New York. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Los Angeles, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Hodgins 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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Huntington Park, CA. Dr. Rivas-Belfort is an in-network provider for 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, he 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at White Memorial Medical Center and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kafrouni is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Arabic. He is 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 is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nucho graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nucho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally 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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in occupational medicine, adult cardiology, and general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cosmetic surgery. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. Dr. Dumont studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Dumont (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery

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

Dr. Richard Hurvitz is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Molina Healthcare. He studied medicine at 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.
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