We found 2 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Dr. Thomas Kartis Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2327 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Thomas Kartis practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kartis completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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Dr. John M McKinney Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3417 Tamiami Trail; Suite G
Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. John McKinney practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Port Charlotte, FL. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. McKinney takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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