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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' medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. 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 takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Pappas's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. George Hodakowski's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Hodakowski attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Polish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MetroSouth Medical Center and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Jweied graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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.