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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1176 N. 16th Street
Lafayette, IN

Dr. Thomas Aufiero's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Aufiero average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1116 N 16th Street; Suite A
Lafayette, IN

Dr. Michael Sheridan specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3900 St Francis Way; Suite 201
Lafayette, IN

Dr. Douglas Wallace's medical specialty is cardiac surgery. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1116 N 16th Street; Suite A
Lafayette, IN

Dr. Kenneth Stone, who practices in Lafayette, IN, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Stone is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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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