We found 27 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept AARP near New York, NY.

Dr. Ralph Salvatore Mosca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 9v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ralph Mosca's specialty is pediatric cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mosca include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). On average, patients gave Dr. Mosca a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Mosca completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Mosca's professional affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Kawasaki Disease, Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.4 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 6 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Michael Wayne Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Urology, Thoracic Surgery
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Lee is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: X-Rays

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Dr. Sunil Prakash Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 9v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sunil Malhotra is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include atrial septal defect, heart tumor, and aortic valve replacement. Dr. Malhotra takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Malhotra's professional affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Valve Replacement, Lung Problems, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4k
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Swistel is a cardiac surgery specialist in New York, NY. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Swistel's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, mitral valve disease, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Swistel (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Swistel is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Aortic Valve Disease, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Mitral Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    95.3%
    (Worse than state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 473 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Alfred Thomas Culliford III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4k
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alfred Culliford is a heart surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Culliford include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral stenosis. He is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Culliford attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Culliford has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Culliford (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 185 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Harvey Ira Pass, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 9v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Harvey Pass, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and non-small cell lung cancer. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pass obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pass speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 9v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bernard Crawford practices thoracic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Crawford's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and non-small cell lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crawford honors. Dr. Crawford has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Fundoplication, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Derek Ralph Brinster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
130 E 77th Street; 4th Floor Black Hall
New York, NY
 

Dr. Derek Brinster practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Brinster attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Brinster average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brinster honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Brinster's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Aubrey Claudius Galloway, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 9v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aubrey Galloway works as a cardiac surgeon. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Galloway include heart tumor, aortic valve replacement, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Galloway trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Galloway (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Galloway is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.3%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 574 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Mathew Russell Williams I, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Other
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mathew Williams is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair, and minimally invasive surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Williams's hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates and VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.5 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 445 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Eugene Andrew Grossi, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4k
New York, NY
 

Dr. Eugene Grossi is a specialist in cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and pacemaker implantation. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Grossi performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Grossi has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    96.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 24 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Jessica Scott Donington, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jessica Donington works as a chest surgeon. Her clinical interests include lung biopsy, esophageal cancer, and minimally invasive surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Donington completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Donington (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Donington is affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Lung Biopsy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael D Zervos, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Bellevue Hospital; 27th Street & 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Zervos' specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Zervos include cancer surgery, achalasia, and myasthenia gravis. He accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zervos is a graduate of the University of Crete Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Zervos trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Lung Biopsy, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Leora Beth Balsam, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 9v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leora Balsam is a cardiac surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart failure. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Balsam attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Balsam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Balsam is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    98.9%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.7 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 261 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Elias A Zias, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 9v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elias Zias works as a heart surgeon and chest surgeon in New York, NY and Valhalla, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Zias is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive surgery. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zias takes. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zias's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    96.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 395 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Deane Smith is a specialist in cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Smith performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Valve ... (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.
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