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We found 4 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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheridan obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheridan accepts. He is open to new patients.

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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 General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. G. Avery specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Avery studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, heart transplant, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avery takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes 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's specialties are thoracic surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Gaudiani has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Stanford University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Gaudiani speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Sachin H Shah, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sachin Shah is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shah accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is 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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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.