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

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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include mitral valve repair. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He 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 is a cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borkon has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Borkon'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
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Van Thompson is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Thompson's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His hospital/clinic 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pak include heart transplant, lung cancer surgery, and robotic surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pak honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He has received the following distinction: 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, 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Aggarwal attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are general practice and cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Brockenbrough studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine.

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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.