We found 9 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. He attended Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among Dr. Bacha's clinical interests: congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bacha is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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 (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, German, and French. Dr. Bacha's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and St. Joseph's Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 5th Avenue # Gp2w; Box 1028
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gilbert Tang practices cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, heart murmur, and heart failure. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Tang obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. His distinctions include: Care Champion WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER; Canadian Cardiovascular Society Trainee Excellence in Education Award; and Postgraduate Trainee Award in Leadership. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Tang's practice is open to new patients.

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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 heart surgeon, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Chai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Chai focuses on heart surgery and congenital heart disease. Dr. Chai is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, St. Joseph's Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Chai is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha, Duke University School of Medicine; and Children's Miracle Network Research Grant. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David H Adams, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Adams' area of specialization is cardiac surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in mitral valve prolapse, heart murmur, and mitral stenosis. Dr. Adams is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. Dr. Adams has an open panel. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Adams completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and New York Magazine. 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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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1000 10th Avenue, Mount Sinai West, Department of Thoracic Surgery; 2b-07
New York, NY
 

Dr. Faiz Bhora is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Bhora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Bhora trained at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bhora has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Bhora's practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass heart surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kalfa graduated from the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine and the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kalfa has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Isaac George, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and aortic valve surgery. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. George studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. George trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center Fellowship; Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honor Society; and New Era Cardiac Surgery Conference Scholarship. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. George welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joanna Chikwe practices cardiac surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart valve disease, heart surgery, and aortic aneurysm repair. Dr. Chikwe is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Oxford University Medical School and subsequently trained at Royal Brompton Hospital for residency. Dr. Chikwe has received professional recognition including the following: 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 foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Koji Takeda is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and general surgery. He is conversant in Japanese. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart transplant and heart failure. Dr. Takeda is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received the following distinctions: American College of Chest Physicians Award, Japan Branch; Chief Resident of the Year, National Cardiovascular Center; and Resident of the Year, National Cardiovascular Center. Dr. Takeda has an open panel.

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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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