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We found 16 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California near San Diego, CA.

Dr. James Robert Hemp, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4033 Third Avenue; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Hemp's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Hemp's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems, vascular surgery procedures, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Hemp is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland and Rush University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Heart Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Mark Wei Huang, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
350 K Street; Unit 303
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mark Huang is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Huang performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His clinical interests include thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Huang has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Resection, Vascular Surgery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
550 Washington Street; Suite 701
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Morenocabral is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Morenocabral's practice, he is particularly interested in thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Morenocabral is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Valvuloplasty, Endovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Fakhri Musa Salem, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiothoracic Surgery
550 Washington Street; Suite 641
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Fakhri Salem is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Salem (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Salem is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Douglas Neal Mellinger II, MD, DO
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Mellinger's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Mellinger's areas of expertise include the following: heart surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Berkshire Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Mellinger's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
350 K Street; Unit 303
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Seemal Mumtaz is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Mumtaz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Mumtaz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Mumtaz is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8892
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Perricone is a cardiothoracic surgeon in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perricone include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Perricone is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 8892
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Golts works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in San Diego, CA. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Golts (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 8892
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Thistlethwaite is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Thistlethwaite is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). She graduated from Harvard Medical School. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Michael M Madani, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 8892
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Madani is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Madani is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Madani takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 8892
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gert Pretorius' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Pretorius takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Bernard Urlaub's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in San Diego, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Urlaub is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Joelle Marie Coletta, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 W. Arbor Drive; Mc 8892
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joelle Coletta sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Coletta is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coletta honors. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 8892
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Stuart Jamieson is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jamieson graduated from the University of London.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jolene Kriett's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kriett takes. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Pratt, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Pratt accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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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.