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We found 34 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Jeffrey Paul Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, 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. Bryan Keith Foy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, 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
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

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
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, 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. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, 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
Oak Lawn, 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. Timothy Vale Votapka, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W 95th Street; Suite #205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Votapka is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Votapka honors. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Votapka is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. David Joseph Cziperle, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. David Cziperle practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cziperle's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Cziperle is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, 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. Rudolph Alan Altergott, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Rudolph Altergott's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Altergott accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Altergott is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Chadrick Antony Cross, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, 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. Juan Jose Bonilla, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Juan Bonilla's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Bonilla accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. James Arthur Gramm, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, 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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Dr. Frank Jonathan Lutrin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Frank Lutrin's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lutrin takes. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete 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).

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Dr. George Tadeusz Hodakowski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. George Hodakowski's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is conversant in Polish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hodakowski attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hodakowski honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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.