We found 5 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Boca Raton, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
801 Meadows Road; Suite 104
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Velez specializes in adult cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Velez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Richard David Kimmel, DO
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1905 Clint Moore Road; Suite 215
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Richard Kimmel's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kimmel attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
801 Meadows Road; Suite 104
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Kulik is a vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Kulik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5130 Linton Boulevard; Suite B-5
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Blais is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Blais takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
670 Glades Road; Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Waxman is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waxman takes.

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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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