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We found 34 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Ruheri Antonio Perez Tamayo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1725 West Harrison Street, Professional Building; #1156
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Perez-Tamayo's clinical interests include endocarditis, aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. His professional affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez-Tamayo honors. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Perez-Tamayo attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Repair, Endocarditis, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hyde M Russell, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
251
E. Huron Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hyde Russell's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Russell average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russell accepts. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Russell attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Russell has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Heart Valve Repair, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Osama Mohyeldin Eltayeb, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Osama Eltayeb is a general surgeon and pediatric cardiac surgeon. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Eltayeb graduated from the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Eltayeb completed residency programs at Riley Hospital for Children, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Sukit Christopher Malaisrie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. S. Malaisrie is a cardiac surgery specialist in Chicago, IL. He speaks Thai. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and valve-sparing aortic root replacement. Dr. Malaisrie is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Malaisrie honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
1653 W Harrison Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre practices thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kabre include surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kabre takes. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kabre attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kabre has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Clyde McGee Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
680 North Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edwin McGee sees patients in Melrose Park, IL, Maywood, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. McGee attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGee takes. Dr. McGee has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Shari Lynn Meyerson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shari Meyerson is a thoracic surgeon in Chicago, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, esophageal surgery, and mediastinal tumor. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Meyerson attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Meyerson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Mediastinal Tumor

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Decamp include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Decamp has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl L Backer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Carl Backer is a pediatric thoracic surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery specialist. Dr. Backer studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, congenital heart disease, and tracheal surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Backer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Michael C Monge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Monge specializes in pediatric thoracic surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Monge completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pectus Excavatum, Transplant Procedures, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Problems, Extracorporeal ... (Read more)

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 South Maryland Avenue; Mc 5040
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He speaks Tamil. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Vigneswaran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for residency. Dr. Vigneswaran takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Endarterectomy, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick McGuane McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McCarthy include maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. McCarthy's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. McCarthy has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McCarthy is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Husam H Balkhy, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Suite 900
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Husam Balkhy is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Balkhy's clinical interests encompass robotic cardiac surgery. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balkhy honors.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Gary William Chmielewski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1725 W. Harrison St :; Suite 774
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gary Chmielewski sees patients in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Chmielewski attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chmielewski takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem, Rush University Medical Center, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Christopher William Seder, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1725 W. Harrison St :; Suite 774
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Seder specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Hinsdale, IL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Seder is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Dr. Ankit Bharat, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankit Bharat specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bharat include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and chest wall reconstruction. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bharat accepts. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Bharat attended medical school at Christian Medical College. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read 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.