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

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

Dr. Arun Mittal is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Mittal is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Mittal include vascular surgery procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Philippe Lemoine is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Lemoine speaks French. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Lemoine completed residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Lemoine is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemoine is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Clark Fuller specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Fuller accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Fuller is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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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. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. Dr. Poa's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Poa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese, French, and Thai. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Poa is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joseph Carey is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Carey's 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. He is professionally 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.