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 works as a chest surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Safavi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NuHealth and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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

Dr. Leonard Barrett's areas of specialization are thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in East Meadow, NY. Dr. Barrett is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Barrett attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Barrett (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Barrett is professionally affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Richard Batista's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Batista is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Batista (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with NuHealth.

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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.