We found 9 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Unicare PPO near Oak Lawn, IL.

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Dr. Francis J Podbielski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Francis Podbielski is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Podbielski include lung problems and esophagus problems. Dr. Podbielski takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Podbielski include: American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award; Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass Medical Center; and American College of Chest Physician-Governor's Service Award. Dr. Podbielski offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205, Physicians' Pavilion
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles is open to new patients.

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Dr. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Patroklos Pappas is a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. He is especially interested in heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve replacement, and aortic valve repair. Dr. Pappas honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Pappas completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pappas's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Repair, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert M Gasior, MS, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
11560 S. Kedzie Avenue; 11560 S. Kedzie Avenue, Unit 1
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Gasior is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gasior is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gasior completed residency programs at Mayo Clinic and Texas Heart Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Dr. Gasior's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Disease

Dr. Michael Andrew Bresticker, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bresticker specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Melrose Park, IL, La Grange, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. Dr. Bresticker is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bresticker obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Mabelle H Cohen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Mabelle Cohen sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4400 W 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. David Stern specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stern completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Stern honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Chadrick Antony Cross, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Chadrick Cross is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Cross accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cross is accepting 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.
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