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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1450 near Plantation, FL.

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Dr. Fred Michael Crouch, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
706 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. F. Crouch is a thoracic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Crouch studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Crouch completed his residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center.

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Dr. Ralph Duane Cook, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
706 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Cook practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Cook takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Steven Vincent Curiale, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Steven Curiale's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Venice, FL. Dr. Curiale's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After completing medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He accepts 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
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cervera works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Cervera is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Texas Heart Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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.