We found 31 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Medicare near Munster, IN.

Dr. Jeffrey Paul Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 204
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Schwartz's clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. He is affiliated with Vista Health System, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Michael Reese Hospital, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz has an open panel.

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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
801 Mac Arthur Boulevard; Suite 204
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Bryan Foy is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Foy is especially interested in lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Foy is affiliated with Vista Health System, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Centegra Health System. He has an open panel.

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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
801 Mac Arthur Boulevard
Munster, IN
 

Dr. James Tuchek is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Tuchek's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Tuchek welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Patroklos Pappas' specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pappas include heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve replacement, and aortic valve repair. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pappas is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pappas's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Greek.

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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
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Michael Bresticker specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of 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 honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bresticker is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bresticker trained 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. David Joseph Cziperle, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Mac Arthur Boulevard; Suite 204
Munster, IN
 

Dr. David Cziperle is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Patients gave Dr. Cziperle an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cziperle has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tatooles is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
701 Superior Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Jeevanandam's clinical interests include heart transplant, ventricular assist device (VAD), and valvuloplasty. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Jeevanandam completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Valvuloplasty, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist ... (Read more)

Dr. Rudolph Alan Altergott, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 204
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Rudolph Altergott's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Altergott is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Altergott's professional affiliations include Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Chadrick Antony Cross, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
701 Superior Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Chadrick Cross is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cross is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Andrew Roger Barksdale, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 204
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Andrew Barksdale specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), pleurectomy, and lung cancer surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barksdale obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Francis Health - Indianapolis. Dr. Barksdale welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Iliac Artery Aneurysm, Atrial Fibrillation, Infective ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Jose Bonilla, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Mcarthur Boulevard; Suite 204
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Juan Bonilla is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Bonilla is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. James Arthur Gramm, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite #204
Munster, IN
 

Dr. James Gramm specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Gramm accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. George Tadeusz Hodakowski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
701 Superior Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. George Hodakowski works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. He speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. 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. Dr. Hodakowski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Frank Jonathan Lutrin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Frank Lutrin works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. He is affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. After completing medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Lutrin performed 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). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 204
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Bradford Blakeman's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Blakeman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance.

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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.