We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Curiale is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Dr. Crouch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr. Crouch attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Cook is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Cook's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cervera, who practices in Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Cervera is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.