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We found 8 cardiothoracic surgeons near Billings, MT.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
 

Dr. Jason Fitzgerald practices thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Centura Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Fitzgerald attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
 

Dr. David Yandell's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Yandell attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Yandell takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
 

Dr. Charles Needham's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Idaho Falls, ID. Dr. Needham honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2900 12th Avenue N; Suite 400e
Billings, MT
 

Dr. James Morris works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Morris graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Morris trained at Duke University Medical Center.

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Dr. Walter Gerald Graves, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2900 12th Avenue N; Suite 400e
Billings, MT
 

Dr. Walter Graves is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Billings, MT. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
2900 12th Avenue N; Suite 400e
Billings, MT
 

Dr. Michelle Ellis is a physician who specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
801 N 29th Street
Billings, MT
 

Dr. Kathleen Maxfield is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Maxfield is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1020 N 27th Street
Billings, MT
 

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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.