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We found 26 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana Premier near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Ruheri Antonio Perez Tamayo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
2650 Warrenville Road; Suite 280
Downers Grove, 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. Jeffrey Paul Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2650 Warrenville Road; Suite 280
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz accepts. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Michael Reese Hospital, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Vista Health System, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Valve Surgery, Lung Transplant, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Marfan ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Keith Foy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2650 Warrenville Road; Suite 280
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Foy practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Foy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Foy has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Vista Health System, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Centegra Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Heart Valve Repair, Lung Transplant, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Tuchek, MA, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
 

Dr. James Tuchek is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Tuchek studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tuchek honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos sees patients in Maywood, IL, McHenry, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Centegra Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bakhos has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Repair, Lung Transplant, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Joseph Podbielski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 N Oak Street; Suite 2217
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Francis Podbielski practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. In his practice, Dr. Podbielski focuses on lung problems and esophagus problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Before performing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Podbielski attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He has received the following distinctions: American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Podbielski's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

Dr. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patroklos Pappas' medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Pappas's areas of expertise consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve replacement, and aortic valve repair. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pappas takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Pappas's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Repair, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Bresticker, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bresticker works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Bresticker's clinical interests include heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bresticker is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Clyde McGee Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, 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. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Chadrick Antony Cross, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 N. Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Chadrick Cross is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Cross completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cross is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cross has an open panel.

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Dr. James Arthur Gramm, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2650 Warrenville Roadsuite 280
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. James Gramm's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gramm honors. Dr. Gramm is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Gramm is open to new patients.

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Dr. George Tadeusz Hodakowski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. George Hodakowski's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Hodakowski attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Polish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Lubawski honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Nawas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

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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.