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

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
700 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Cook is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Cook is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. He 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.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Wistar Moore's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Moore an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. He 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.

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

Dr. Maohao Han's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. 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. Han attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Richardson's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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.