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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 works as a critical care specialist and cardiothoracic surgeon in McHenry, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Hines, IL. Dr. Perez-Tamayo is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include endocarditis, aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Perez-Tamayo attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez-Tamayo takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Russell honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Russell attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Osama Eltayeb is a physician who specializes in general surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Before performing his residency at Riley Hospital for Children, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic, Dr. Eltayeb attended the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Eltayeb is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Eltayeb is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 works as a heart surgeon in Chicago, IL. Dr. Malaisrie's areas of expertise consist of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and valve-sparing aortic root replacement. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malaisrie takes. 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 has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Thai. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialties are thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kabre studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kabre trained at Rush University Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, ... (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 surgeon and pediatric cardiac surgeon in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, congenital heart disease, and tracheal surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Backer accepts. Dr. Backer graduated from Mayo Medical School and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Backer's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He welcomes 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 is a pediatric thoracic surgeon and pediatric cardiac surgeon. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Monge is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Shari Meyerson specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Meyerson's clinical interests include lung cancer, esophageal surgery, and mediastinal tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyerson takes. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to 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's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Decamp is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Decamp's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Edwin McGee's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McGee include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. McGee is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGee has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Vigneswaran is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Dr. Vigneswaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil.

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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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. These areas are among Dr. McCarthy's clinical interests: maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McCarthy trained at Mayo Clinic. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Husam Balkhy practices cardiothoracic surgery in Chicago, IL. In his practice, Dr. Balkhy focuses on robotic cardiac surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Balkhy speaks Arabic.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chmielewski is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Rush University Medical Center, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. David Duston Odell, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Odell specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Odell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and Hinsdale, IL. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Seder takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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.