We found 18 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Empire Plan near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Khanh Hong Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Radiation Oncology
1190 5th Avenue -; Box 1028
New York, NY
 

Dr. Khanh Nguyen, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Nguyen focuses on neonatal surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Nguyen has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery

Dr. Paul Edward Stelzer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 5th Avenue, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Box 1028
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Stelzer is a cardiac surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Stelzer an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, aortic aneurysm, and aortic stenosis. He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine New award Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area. In addition to English, Dr. Stelzer speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Stelzer has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.4 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 256 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Paul Scott Lajos, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Lajos works as a vascular surgeon and thoracic surgeon in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Lajos is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: transfemoral (above knee) amputation, renal artery stenosis, and transtibial (below knee) amputation. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Lajos is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Aortic Disease, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Arnold Gerald Coran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
530 First Avenue; Suite 10w
Manhattan, NY
 

Dr. Arnold Coran is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coran honors. Dr. Coran studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitsana Alpha Spigland, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nitsana Spigland is a New York, NY physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Spigland has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Spigland graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Her distinctions include: New York Magazine "Best Doctors in NYC"; Castle Connolly "America's Top Doctors"; and New York SuperDoctor, an honor awarded just 5% of New York physicians. Dr. Spigland (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Steigman is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Steigman trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Steigman has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. David Harold Adams, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Adams' area of specialization is cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, mitral stenosis, and mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve). He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams honors. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and New York Magazine. Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Mitral Regurgitation, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.9%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 886 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. Dr. Merianos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merianos include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Merianos honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Faiz Y Bhora, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1000 10th Avenue, Mount Sinai West, Department of Thoracic Surgery; 2b-07
New York, NY
 

Dr. Faiz Bhora's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Bhora attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Ramachandra Cherukuru Reddy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
240 Willoughby Street; 5th Floor, Suite 5a
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. In Dr. Reddy's practice, he is particularly interested in heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Coronary Artery Disease

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    93.8%
    (Worse than state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 362 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West; 1 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee's specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrea Shari Wolf, MPH, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue, Box 1028; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Wolf practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Wolf studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Wolf completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Wolf speaks Hebrew. Dr. Wolf is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Didier Felix Loulmet, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
530 First Avenue; Suite 9v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Didier Loulmet sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart tumor, aortic valve replacement, and ablation. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Loulmet accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Paul Sabatier University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Loulmet completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. He is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    96%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 306 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Berhane Mulugeta Worku, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4h
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Berhane Worku's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and angina. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Worku is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Worku attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Worku (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic Aneurysm, Tricuspid Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Jonathan Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
168 Centre Street; Suite 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman practices thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaufman include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman honors. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Kaufman has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Thoracotomy, Trachea Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Fouad Elias Elias Lajam, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
150 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fouad Lajam is a chest surgeon in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Lajam accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Lajam welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Thoracotomy, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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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.
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