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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Leesburg, FL.

Dr. Ralph Duane Cook, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
700 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Cook's specialty is thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Cook's medical residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cook is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Wistar Moore's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moore obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
8110 County Road 44 Leg A
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Maohao Han specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Leesburg, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Han accepts.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Richardson's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Richardson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.