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We found 5 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana Silver HMO near Lafayette, LA.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
155 Hospital Drive; #301
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Mohamad Allam is a cardiothoracic surgeon. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Allam attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4212 W.congress Street.; Suite 3200
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Charles Wyatt is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Wyatt has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2730 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 202a
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. David Allie is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Allie is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Richard M Dearman, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5000 Ambassador Caffery; Province Building 14-a
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Richard Dearman is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Lafayette, LA and Houma, LA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dearman studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC).

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2730 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Mitchell Lirtzman, who practices in Lafayette, LA, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lirtzman average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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.