We found 6 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO PD near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Michael Patrick Defrain, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street N; Suite 310
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Defrain specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Defrain's training includes residency programs at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton works as a cardiac surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Vincent Curiale, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
601 7th Street S; Suite 530
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Curiale sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Venice, FL. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Curiale honors 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 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. His residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Curiale is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Hugh M Van Gelder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
603 7th Street S; Suite 101
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hugh Vangelder is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vangelder is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Shands at the University of Florida and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
601 Fifth Street South; Suite 607
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Quintessenza is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
601 Fifth Street, South; Suite 607
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Jacobs accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School 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.
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