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We found 28 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near La Grange, IL.

Dr. Ruheri Antonio Perez Tamayo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez-Tamayo's areas of expertise include the following: endocarditis, aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Perez-Tamayo graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perez-Tamayo trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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
2160 S First Avenue; 110-6246, Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Vista Health System, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Michael Reese Hospital, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Maywood, IL, McHenry, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bakhos speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with 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
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Foy specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Foy studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Foy has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Centegra Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Foy's office for an appointment.

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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
3231 W. Euclid Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. James Tuchek specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tuchek graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuchek include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. Dr. Tuchek honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, Mokena, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Podbielski has indicated that his clinical interests include lung problems and esophagus problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Podbielski's distinctions include: American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. McGee takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. McGee's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Spring Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Patroklos Pappas is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve replacement, and aortic valve repair. Dr. Pappas's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Pappas has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pappas speaks Greek.

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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
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bresticker specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bresticker include heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bresticker is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Bresticker 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
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tatooles accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Chmielewski accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Chmielewski is professionally affiliated with 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 is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Lubawski's clinical interests: chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, he performed his 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
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Burr Ridge, IL, Maywood, IL, and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Vigneswaran accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vigneswaran completed residency programs at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Dr. Vigneswaran has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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
5101 Willow Springs Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nawas has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas is open to new patients.

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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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cross graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Cross trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. George Tadeusz Hodakowski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. George Hodakowski practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hodakowski graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is conversant in Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hodakowski's office for an appointment.

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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.