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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 is a chest surgeon. Dr. Starnes is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and congenital heart disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Starnes has received distinctions including 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's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Yokoyama (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Japanese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include organ transplant surgery. Dr. Yokoyama is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Yokoyama attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Yokoyama takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Organ Transplant Surgery

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

Dr. Michael McLean's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. McLean speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and varicose veins. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC). After attending 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McLean has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Heart Problems

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

Dr. Robbin Cohen specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has a special interest in lung cancer, heart problems, and lung surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic 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, Thoracic Surgery
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 606
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gottner, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gottner is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Gottner completed a residency program 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, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 606
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ali Gheissari is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include organ transplant surgery. Dr. Gheissari is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gheissari's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gheissari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Organ Transplant Surgery

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

Dr. Eli Capouya works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Capouya 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 (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Capouya's office for an appointment.

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Dr. James G McPherson III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
201 S. Alvarado Street; Suite 321
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James McPherson's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Marina Del Rey, CA. In his practice, Dr. McPherson focuses on robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. McPherson is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Winfield Wells is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. He has a special interest in chest wall reconstruction, lung cancer, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Wells takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wells completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wells include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He is professionally 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. Mark Lee Barr, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Barr is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Barr's areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Summa Cum Laude, New York. Dr. Barr's professional affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Jose Rivas-Belfort sees patients in Huntington Park, CA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.

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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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cosmetic surgery. Dr. Dumont takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance. He 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

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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 general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Kafrouni honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at White Memorial Medical Center and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kafrouni 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Nucho is a graduate of 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. Dr. Nucho is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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

Dr. Darren Hodgins' specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hodgins studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Richard Hurvitz is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for 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.