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We found 6 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Fact Surgery - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 2380 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Hooker is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hooker takes. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hooker's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hooker speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Fact Surgery - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 2380 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Kokocki is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kokocki average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kokocki takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Fact Surgery - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 2380 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Wing Yeen's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of The University of Sydney Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Yeen 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 professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Fact Surgery - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 2380 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Christiano Caldeira is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caldeira attended Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2327 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kartis specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kartis honors. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Kartis attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kartis is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3191 Harbor Boulevard; Suite B
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. John McKinney is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Port Charlotte, FL. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.