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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept CIGNA EPO near New York, NY.

David Harold Adams MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
(212) 659-6800; (212) 659-6820

Dr. David Adams sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adams include mitral valve prolapse, mitral stenosis, and mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Adams has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and New York Magazine. Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Adams is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Murmur, Mitral Regurgitation, Mitral Stenosis, Mitral Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • Based on 886 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Henry Jean Tannous MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue; Guggenheim Pavilion, Floor 2nd
New York, NY
(212) 659-9479; (212) 659-6800

Dr. Henry Tannous' areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Tannous (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital, Dr. Tannous attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tannous honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Aneurysm Repair/Removal, Aortic Insufficiency, Aortic Regurgitation, Aortic ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.5 times the average?
  • Based on 82 patients (2009-2011)
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Faiz Y Bhora MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1000 10th Avenue, Mount Sinai West, Department of Thoracic Surgery; 2B-07
New York, NY
(212) 523-2211; (212) 523-7475

Dr. Faiz Bhora is a thoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Bhora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons. He has an open panel. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Joanna Yvonne Chikwe MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue; Guggenheim Pavilion, Floor 2
New York, NY
(212) 659-9490; (212) 523-2798

Dr. Joanna Chikwe is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. She works in New York, NY and Middletown, NY. Dr. Chikwe honors Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Oxford University Medical School and residency at Royal Brompton Hospital. She has received distinctions including Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. Dr. Chikwe (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.