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We found 3 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Aetna Choice POS near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Brett Courtney Sheridan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brett Sheridan's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include heart transplant. Dr. Sheridan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. G James James Avery II, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. G. Avery is a thoracic surgeon in San Francisco, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart transplant and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Avery is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Avery a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Transplant, Mediastinal Tumor, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent A Gaudiani, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114
San Francisco, 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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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.