We found 16 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. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Starnes attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Starnes include lung cancer, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and congenital heart disease. Dr. Starnes is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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 Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Starnes is professionally affiliated with 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. Robbin G Cohen, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robbin Cohen's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, heart problems, and lung surgery. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Cohen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohen include: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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

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. Dr. McLean speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include heart problems and varicose veins. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), and AppleCare Medical Group. 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. 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.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He has a special interest in organ transplant surgery. Dr. Yokoyama is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Yokoyama speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Organ Transplant Surgery

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. 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Barr include lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barr graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His distinctions 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. Robert John Gottner, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 606
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gottner is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Covina, CA. Dr. Gottner honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Gottner trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Gottner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Japanese. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gottner's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ali Gheissari practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass organ transplant surgery. Dr. Gheissari takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Gheissari trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gheissari (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and French. Dr. Gheissari is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He 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' area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in chest wall reconstruction, lung cancer, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Wells is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Hospital of USC. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Wells is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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

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

Dr. George Kafrouni specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Kafrouni takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at White Memorial Medical Center and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Arabic.

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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 specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. Dr. Nucho attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nucho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Nucho is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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

Dr. Jose Rivas is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Huntington Park, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivas is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Armin Kiankhooy's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and general surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. Dr. Kiankhooy has received professional recognition including the following: Norman J. Snow MD Award Outstanding Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Vermont; Resident of the Year, University of Vermont; and Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Vermont. Dr. Kiankhooy is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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

Dr. Darren Hodgins is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and 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 Adult Cardiology, 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 adult cardiology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Dumont attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance. Dr. Dumont (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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

Dr. Richard Hurvitz is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Hurvitz studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Molina Healthcare.

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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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