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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and adult cardiology. Dr. Williams is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Arizona Health Sciences Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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

Dr. Tommie Granger's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Robert Dewitt's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Jones studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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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