We found 6 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Select near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Keith Blaine Allen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Keith Allen is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Allen is especially interested in mitral valve repair. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Allen attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Allen honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Aortic Disease, Mitral Valve Repair, Endovascular Disease

Dr. John Russell Davis, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Medical Plaza Ii Suite 50
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Davis is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Kansas City, MO. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal surgery and lung cancer surgery. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Surgical Procedures, Esophageal Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm ... (Read more)

Dr. A. Michael Michael Borkon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. A. Borkon is a cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borkon studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Borkon's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Alexander F Pak, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Pak practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Pak is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Pak attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Cancer Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Aggarwal has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Aggarwal's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. Van Eric Thompson, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Van Thompson is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Thompson average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson accepts. Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program.

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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.