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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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His clinical interests encompass heart transplant. Dr. Sheridan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheridan's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Vincent A Gaudiani, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Gaudiani specializes in thoracic surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Mountain View, CA, Monterey, CA, and Redwood City, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gaudiani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaudiani accepts. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Gaudiani attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Gaudiani has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Gaudiani is conversant in Italian.

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

Dr. G. Avery practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Avery's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Avery include heart transplant and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Avery has an open panel. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Avery attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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

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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.