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

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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 specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Steigman's clinical interests include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Steigman is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Radiation Oncology
1190 5th Avenue -; Box 1028
New York, NY
 

Dr. Khanh Nguyen is a specialist in cardiac surgery and radiation oncology. He works in New York, NY. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Nguyen has a special interest in neonatal surgery. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and more. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida), and St. Joseph's Health System. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery

Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 7th Avenue; Suite 4e
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a surgical oncologist, pediatric thoracic surgeon, and pediatric head and neck surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merianos include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Merianos has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 5th Avenue # Gp2w; Box 1028
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gilbert Tang is a cardiac surgeon in New York, NY. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. His clinical interests include aortic valve regurgitation, heart murmur, and heart failure. Dr. Tang accepts POMCO, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. His distinctions include: Care Champion WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER; Canadian Cardiovascular Society Trainee Excellence in Education Award; and Postgraduate Trainee Award in Leadership. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Murmur, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
25-20 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Paul Lajos works as a vascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Lajos's clinical interests include transfemoral (above knee) amputation, renal artery stenosis, and transtibial (below knee) amputation. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lajos obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. David Adams is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Adams's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, heart murmur, and mitral stenosis. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and New York Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). Dr. Adams has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Mitral Regurgitation, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Murmur, ... (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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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1000 10th Avenue, Mount Sinai West, Department of Thoracic Surgery; 2b-07
New York, NY
 

Dr. Faiz Bhora is a thoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons. Dr. Bhora attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Bhora is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Didier Loulmet is a cardiac surgeon in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Loulmet is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Loulmet's clinical interests include heart tumor, aortic valve replacement, and ablation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at Paul Sabatier University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Boston. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Loulmet's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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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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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
240 Willoughby Street; 5th Floor, Suite 5a
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Reddy obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy has received the following distinction: Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY). He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Nitsana Spigland is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and Bayside, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Spigland average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Spigland include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. Before performing her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Spigland attended New York Medical College for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Spigland 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. Dr. Spigland 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, Hirschsprung Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West; 1 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), achalasia, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 5th Avenue, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Box 1028
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Stelzer specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in New York, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Stelzer include aortic valve regurgitation, aortic valve replacement, and aortic aneurysm. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stelzer include: 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 professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stelzer's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Regurgitation, 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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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
168 Centre Street; Suite 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Kaufman's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kaufman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Kaufman is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Berhane Mulugeta Worku, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4h
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Berhane Worku specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and angina. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Worku's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Worku (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue, Box 1028; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Wolf specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Jamaica, NY and New York, NY. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Wolf attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolf takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Wolf speaks Hebrew. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). She is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
150 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fouad Lajam, who practices in Flushing, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lajam attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, and The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY). His practice is open to 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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