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We found 22 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Melrose Park, IL.

Dr. Ruheri Antonio Perez Tamayo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
675 W North Avenue; Suite 201/206
Melrose Park, 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
675 W. North Avenue; Professional Office Building, Suites 201, 206 and 416
Melrose Park, 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
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, 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
3231 W. Euclid Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

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
675 W. North Avenue; Professional Office Building, Suites 201, 206 and 416
Melrose Park, 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. Michael Andrew Bresticker, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
675 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, 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
675 W. North Avenue; Suite 206
Melrose Park, 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. Chadrick Antony Cross, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
675 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, 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 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
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, 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. Frank Jonathan Lutrin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Frank Lutrin is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lutrin is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Michel Ilbawi's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Ilbawi's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Ilbawi has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. Joao Gabriel Ubatuba, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1200 South York Road; Sute 4240
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. J. Ubatuba practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Elmhurst, IL and Wood Dale, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Ubatuba speaks Portuguese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended Gama Filho University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Ubatuba is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ubatuba takes.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Mabelle H Cohen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
675 W. North Avenue; 675 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Mabelle Cohen practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3231 South Euclid Avenue; Suite 400
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Nicola Francalancia is a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Francalancia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Deaconess Hospital for residency. Dr. Francalancia is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Engineering Science Honors Degree, Pennsylvania; Scientific Exhibit American Society Of; and Anesthesiology. Dr. Francalancia welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Lambros Tsonis, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Lambros Tsonis' specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Vista Health System, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Tsonis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Greek.

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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.