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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana HMO Premier near Alexandria, LA.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Adult Cardiology
211 4th Street; Box 30163
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Richard Williams' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and adult cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Arizona Health Sciences Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Williams accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
211 4th Street; Box 30163
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Tommie Granger is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Granger attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3311 Prescott Road; Suite 202
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Robert Dewitt works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Alexandria, LA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dewitt studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3311 Prescott Road; Suite 202
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Gary Jones is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Jones studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.