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

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

Dr. Khanh Nguyen's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Nguyen focuses on neonatal surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Health System. He is accepting 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 specialist in cardiac surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Stelzer speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of aortic valve replacement, aortic aneurysm, and aortic stenosis. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Stelzer attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Stelzer has received include New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine New award Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area. He is open to new patients.

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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: ?
    97%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.4 times the average?
  • 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 is a specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lajos completed residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Loma Linda University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, transtibial (below knee) amputation, and atherosclerosis. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lajos honors. Dr. Lajos speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Spigland is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spigland include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spigland graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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) is conversant in Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Spigland is professionally 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. 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 pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coran include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Coran is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Steigman takes Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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 foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Adams average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Adams's areas of clinical interest consist of mitral valve prolapse, mitral stenosis, and mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve). He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. Dr. Adams welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Adams has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and New York Magazine. Dr. Adams (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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: ?
    97.9%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • 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
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite #3b, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Merianos is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merianos takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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 specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in New York, NY. Patients gave Dr. Bhora an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhora is open to new patients. He graduated from 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. Dr. Bhora has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. He has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. His practice is open to 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: ?
    93.8%
    (Worse than state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
  • 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. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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 specializes in thoracic surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Wolf is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. 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. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. 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's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include heart tumor, aortic valve replacement, and ablation. He takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Loulmet attended medical school at Paul Sabatier University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston. In addition to English, Dr. Loulmet speaks French. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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: ?
    96%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
  • 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Worku (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Worku's areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and angina. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Worku is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kaufman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Kaufman speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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 thoracic surgeon in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Lajam's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Elmhurst Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Lajam (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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.