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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Venice, FL.

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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 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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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. F. Crouch works as a thoracic surgeon in Stuart, FL and Venice, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Crouch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Cook's specialty is thoracic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cook obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his 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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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cervera works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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. Dr. Cervera is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Heart Institute's residency program.

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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.