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We found 3 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Decamp include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Decamp has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Duc Pham is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Pham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pham is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pham trained at UNC Hospitals and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham has an open panel.

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

Dr. Patrick McGuane McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McCarthy include maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. McCarthy's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. McCarthy has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McCarthy 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)

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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.