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We found 12 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Shield near Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Ming-Lu Lu Huang, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 400
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ming Huang's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Chung Shan Medical University. Dr. Huang trained at Easton Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and heart problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Huang speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Lung Cancer

Dr. Robbin G Cohen, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 400
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Robbin Cohen practices thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include lung cancer, heart problems, and lung surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. She is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Erhunmwunsee is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Erhunmwunsee completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Erhunmwunsee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Woodruff Scholarship; Emory University Full Merit-based Scholarship; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Dan Joseph Raz, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Dan Raz is a chest surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, and thymoma. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raz accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Raz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received distinctions including the University of California San Francisco Training in Clinical Research Scholar; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burchard Scholar; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer Surgery, Thymoma, Esophageal Cancer Surgery

Dr. Jae Yul Kim, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Jae Kim's specialty is thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thymoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Eli Ralph Capouya, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1500 East Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 201
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Eli Capouya is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Capouya is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Capouya completed residency programs 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) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
260 S. Los Robles Avenue; Suite 118
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. James Wu specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include robotic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Wu trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Wu welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Quang T Vo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
600 N Garfield Avenue; Suite 204
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Quang Vo is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. Dr. Vo is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Vo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
769 Panorama Place
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Muni Nithyananda specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nithyananda is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nithyananda (or staff) speaks Filipino, German, and French.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1505 Wilson Terrace; Suite 330
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. George Kafrouni's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Kafrouni accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Ramsay C Nucho, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1505 Wilson Terrace; Suite 330
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Ramsay Nucho practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Nucho attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Nucho (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
600 N. Garfield Avenue; #204
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Michael Del-Rio is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Monterey Park, CA, Riverside, CA, and Placentia, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Del-Rio takes. Dr. Del-Rio attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Del-Rio (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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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.