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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Southfield, MI.

Dr. Michael Wayne Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Urology, Thoracic Surgery
1030 Harrington; Suite #203
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Lee is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lee's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Gary Richard Goodman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1030 Harrington Boulevard; Suite #203
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Gary Goodman's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Goodman graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), valvuloplasty, and pacemaker. Dr. Goodman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and Garden City Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Repair, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oktavijan Paul Minanov, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 606
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Oktavijan Minanov is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Minanov attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Macedonian. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18709 Meyers Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Parish is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in aortic aneurysm. Dr. Parish accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Repair, Aortic Aneurysm

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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.