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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's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Chapa attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bypass surgery, pacemaker, and vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Chapa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chapa's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and BayCare Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Joshua Rovin works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Rovin's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Northside Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He accepts 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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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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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 specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heric include minimally invasive surgery, bypass surgery, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Heric accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Heric obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic.

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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 is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ofenloch include bypass surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ofenloch takes. Dr. Ofenloch graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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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 is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Williams speaks Spanish. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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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.