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We found 5 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept United Healthcare HMO near Orange, CA.

Dr. Richard N Gates, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite 503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Richard Gates specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gates has a special interest in thoracic (chest) problems and surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Gates attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gates honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gates's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Brian Avecilla Palafox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite 503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Brian Palafox practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Orange, CA. Dr. Palafox has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Palafox's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Pramod Kumar Batra Sr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1781 W. Romneya Drive; #g
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Pramod Batra is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Batra is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Rajesh K Khanijou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
725 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 210a
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Khanijou is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He works in Orange, CA. Dr. Khanijou is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Khanijou include breast surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khanijou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
12665 Garden Grove Bl; Suite 614
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Naveen Dhar is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Dhar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He graduated from King George Medical University. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.