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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Managed Health Network near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Tsau performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka is a thoracic surgeon and intensivist in Palo Alto, CA, Burlingame, CA, and San Carlos, CA. He is especially interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Oka is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Keio University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Oka speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent A Gaudiani, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 109, Melchor Pavillion
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Gaudiani is a thoracic surgeon and transplant surgeon. He speaks Italian. Dr. Gaudiani is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Stanford University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gaudiani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Gaudiani is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Conrad Massimo Vial, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Conrad Vial works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Santa Cruz, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vial takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Vial (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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.