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We found 6 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Coventry Gold near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defrain honors. Before performing his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Defrain attended Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is cardiac surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Winton graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Winton completed residency programs at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton 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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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Phillip Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
601 Fifth Street, South; Suite 607
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Jacobs graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. 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. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

Dr. Hugh Vangelder specializes in thoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Vangelder performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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

Dr. James Quintessenza specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida 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.