Finding Providers
loading

We found 6 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Liberato Chapa, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Liberato Chapa is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chapa's areas of expertise include the following: bypass surgery, pacemaker, and vascular surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Chapa attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lung Surgery, Lung Resection, Pacemaker

Dr. Joshua David Rovin, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Rovin practices cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Rovin's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Rovin is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Northside Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Abdominal Surgery, Lung Resection, Pacemaker, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 304
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton's specialty is cardiac surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Winton graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Winton completed residency programs at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Blaine Richard Heric, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Blaine Heric sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Heric completed residency programs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Heric's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, bypass surgery, and thyroid surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heric honors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

Read more

Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lung Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Ofenloch, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Ofenloch's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ofenloch include bypass surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Ofenloch completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more

Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Derek Edwin Williams, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Derek Williams practices cardiothoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Williams is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.