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We found 5 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana Bronze near Michigan City, IN.

Dr. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
301 West Homer Street
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. Patroklos Pappas' specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Pappas speaks Greek. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve replacement, and aortic valve repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Pappas attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Pappas accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. 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
301 West Homer Street
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. Michael Bresticker's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. Dr. Bresticker is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Bresticker accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Chadrick Antony Cross, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
301 West Homer Street
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. Chadrick Cross is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Cross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. 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. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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Dr. George Tadeusz Hodakowski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
301 West Homer Street
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. George Hodakowski is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Hodakowski is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks Polish.

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Dr. Eias Elias Jweied, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
301 West Homer Street
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. Eias Jweied is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Jweied is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel. Dr. Jweied attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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.