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We found 19 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and radiation oncology. 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. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include neonatal surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 surgery specialist in New York, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stelzer include aortic valve replacement, aortic aneurysm, and aortic stenosis. Dr. Stelzer is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Stelzer completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Stelzer an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine New award Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area. Dr. Stelzer 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 specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, transtibial (below knee) amputation, and atherosclerosis. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Lajos performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Loma Linda University Medical Center. He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lajos's practice is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, neonatal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Spigland has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Spigland 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 affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

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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' medical specialty is cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, mitral stenosis, and mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Adams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and New York Magazine. Dr. Adams (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Adams is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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. 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 works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and pediatric thoracic surgeon in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Steigman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Steigman trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Steigman's distinctions include: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Arnold Gerald Coran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arnold Coran is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and intensive care specialist. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Dr. Coran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System 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. 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' specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Merianos is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merianos honors. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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

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

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Reddy trained 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) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He welcomes 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 is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Bronx, NY, Flushing, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anthony J Tortolani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
525 East 68th Street M4; Box 110
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Tortolani practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Tortolani's clinical interests include heart failure, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart valve surgery. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Medical Ltd.-1st Edition through 16th Edition; 1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007, 2008.2009,2010,2011,2012; and Guide to Americas "Top Physicians" 2002-2012. Dr. Tortolani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Tortolani's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Beating ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    93.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 226 patients (2009-2011)
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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 is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bhora at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Bhora's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Bhora's practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a chest surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Wolf speaks Hebrew. She is especially interested in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolf has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
530 First Avenue; Suite 9v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Didier Loulmet is a specialist in cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Loulmet include heart tumor, aortic valve replacement, and ablation. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Loulmet attended Paul Sabatier University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Loulmet is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic 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. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kaufman speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaufman include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kaufman is open to new patients.

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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 works as 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 takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lajam trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for residency. 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. He has an open panel.

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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.