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We found 3 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept WellCare near East Meadow, NY.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Ali Safavi's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Safavi is in-network for Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Safavi is professionally affiliated with NuHealth and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Leonard Barrett practices thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Barrett (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Barrett is professionally affiliated with NuHealth. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Richard Batista is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Batista is affiliated with NuHealth. He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Batista completed a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Batista (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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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.