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We found 5 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Preferred Plan Inc. near La Grange, IL.

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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. Dr. Podbielski is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems and esophagus problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Podbielski honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Podbielski is affiliated with 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. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Tatooles is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, 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. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Joao Gabriel Ubatuba, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1200 S York Road; Suite 3290
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. J. Ubatuba is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He attended Gama Filho University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ubatuba's clinical interests encompass thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. In addition to English, Dr. Ubatuba speaks Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures

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 cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Patients rated Dr. Nawas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Gordon welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease

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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.