We found 10 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept CIGNA EPO near New York, NY.

Dr. Emile A Bacha, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
3959 Broadway - Chn-276
New York, NY
 

Dr. Emile Bacha specializes in cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Bacha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, German, and French. He is especially interested in congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Bacha is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and St. Joseph's Health System. Dr. Bacha attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; 2015-2016: New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and Finalist, Young Investigators Award, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Bacha has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Heart Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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Dr. Paul Jubeong Chai, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3959 Broadway - Chn-276
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Chai is a specialist in cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart surgery and congenital heart disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chai attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chai include: One of America's Top Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha, Duke University School of Medicine; and Children's Miracle Network Research Grant. Dr. Chai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, St. Joseph's Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Chai is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Heart Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease

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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in New York, NY. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, mitral stenosis, and mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve). Dr. Adams is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Adams takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and New York Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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
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    97.9%
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  • Based on 886 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's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Bhora is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Secure Horizons, and more. His practice is open to new patients. 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). Dr. Bhora has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Dr. Isaac George, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
177 Fort Washington Avenue, Milstein Hospital Building; Room 7gn-435
New York, NY
 

Dr. Isaac George's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and aortic valve surgery. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. George honors. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. George has received distinctions including Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center Fellowship; Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honor Society; and New Era Cardiac Surgery Conference Scholarship. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Aortic Stenosis, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Andrew Borger, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
177 Fort Washington Avenue Mhb 7gn-435; Milstein Hospital Building
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Borger is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Borger include mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and percutaneous valve treatment. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Borger completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Calgary and a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Borger include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Borger (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Borger is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Valve Repair, Aortic Disease, Surgical Procedures, Aorta Surgery, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanna Yvonne Chikwe, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joanna Chikwe practices cardiac surgery in Stony Brook, NY and New York, NY. Before performing her residency at Royal Brompton Hospital, Dr. Chikwe attended Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Chikwe's areas of expertise consist of heart valve disease, heart surgery, and aortic aneurysm repair. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. She has received the following distinctions: HCA International Foundation Travelling Fellowship; Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine; and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. Dr. Chikwe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Mickael Kalfa, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
177 Fort Washington Avenue 7gn-435; Milstein Hospital Building
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Kalfa works as a heart surgeon and chest surgeon in New York, NY. He is a graduate of the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine and the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. He is especially interested in heart surgery. Dr. Kalfa takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Nomination to the best Poster, Annual Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Symposium, Milwaukee, USA; Nomination to the best Poster, Congenital Session, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, STS; and Meeting, San Diego, USA. Dr. Kalfa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Kalfa is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health. Dr. Kalfa's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery

Dr. Gilbert Hin Lung Tang, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 5th Avenue # Gp2w; Box 1028
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gilbert Tang practices cardiac surgery in New York, NY. Dr. Tang takes POMCO, Cigna, and CIGNA EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Koji Takeda, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Koji Takeda specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery and practices in New York, NY. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Takeda's areas of clinical interest consist of heart transplant and heart failure. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takeda honors. Dr. Takeda has received professional recognition including the following: American College of Chest Physicians Award, Japan Branch; Chief Resident of the Year, National Cardiovascular Center; and Resident of the Year, National Cardiovascular Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Heart Failure

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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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