We found 7 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Health Net EPO near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Craig J Baker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2841 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Craig Baker works as a chest surgeon in Torrance, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Whittier, CA. He is especially interested in heart transplant, lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Baker accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Baker's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Georgetown University School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Eugene Bowdish, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
2841 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bowdish works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Los Angeles, CA, Torrance, CA, and Whittier, CA. Dr. Bowdish is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Outstanding Resident Award - University of Southern California Department of Surgery; and Outstanding Resident Research Award - University of Souther California Department Surgery.

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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. Fernando Fleischman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
2841 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Fernando Fleischman practices cardiac surgery in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fleischman include endovascular disease. Dr. Fleischman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Fleischman's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Endovascular Disease

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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Dr. John Moore Stoneburner Jr., MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. John Stoneburner is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Stoneburner takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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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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