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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 specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Safavi is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Leonard Barrett is a thoracic surgeon and intensive care specialist in East Meadow, NY. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Barrett (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Richard Batista is a thoracic surgery specialist in East Meadow, NY and Uniondale, NY. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth. Dr. Batista takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Batista attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Batista (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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.