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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Lee accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Goodman attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), valvuloplasty, and pacemaker. Dr. Goodman honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Detroit, MI, Mount Clemens, MI, and Southfield, MI. He speaks Macedonian. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Minanov has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in aortic aneurysm. Dr. Parish attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parish honors.

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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.