We found 1 cardiothoracic surgeons who accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Venice, FL.

Dr. Roberto De Alba Cervera, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 207
Venice, FL

Dr. Roberto Cervera is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Cervera is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cervera accepts.

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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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