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We found 6 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Aetna near North Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Keith Blaine Allen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Keith Allen works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include mitral valve repair. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

Dr. A. Michael Michael Borkon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. A. Borkon, who practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Borkon is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Borkon trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Van Eric Thompson, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Van Thompson's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Columbia, MO, Kansas City, MO, and North Kansas City, MO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson accepts. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. Alexander F Pak, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Pak is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. 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 indicated that his clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Pak is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pak has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Aggarwal takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. James Albert Brockenbrough, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1610 Washington Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Brockenbrough works as a general practitioner and cardiothoracic surgeon in Kansas City, KS. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.