We found 5 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Shield HMO near Torrance, CA.

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Dr. Philippe Herve Lemoine, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Lemoine's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Lemoine is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Lemoine is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21350 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 270
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Arun Mittal is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, Torrance, CA, and P. V. E, CA. He is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Mittal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Mittal is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

Dr. Clark Beeman Fuller, MD
Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
2841 Lomita Blvd 310
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Clark Fuller works as a thoracic surgeon. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fuller graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20911 Earl Street; Suite 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Li Poa is a heart surgeon and chest surgeon in Torrance, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poa takes. Dr. Poa graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Poa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese, French, and Thai. Dr. Poa is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3475 Torrance Boulevard; Suite B-1
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Carey is a cardiothoracic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Dr. Carey takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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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.
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