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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'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. Jeffrey Paul Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2650 Warrenville Road; Suite 280
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. He has a special interest in lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include Vista Health System, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Michael Reese Hospital, and the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos' medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. Dr. Bakhos is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Bakhos performed his residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Bakhos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Centegra Health System.

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

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

Dr. Bryan Foy works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Foy include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Foy accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Vista Health System, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Centegra Health System. Dr. Foy is accepting 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tuchek trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Tuchek is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Francis Podbielski specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Oak Lawn, IL, Mokena, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Podbielski's areas of expertise include the following: lung problems and esophagus problems. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Podbielski completed his residency training at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Podbielski has received include American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

Dr. Edwin Clyde McGee Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, 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. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patroklos Pappas is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. 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 accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Pappas has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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. In his practice, Dr. Bresticker focuses on 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 is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Bresticker 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. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tatooles graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles's hospital/clinic 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. Gary William Chmielewski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
908 Elm St :; Suite 210
Hinsdale, 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. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski sees patients in Maywood, IL and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lubawski include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lubawski's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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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 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Nawas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nawas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

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. Dr. Cross 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, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cross attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gramm's hospital/clinic affiliations include Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Gramm attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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.