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 works as a heart surgeon, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, and vascular surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Bacha is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bacha include congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bacha's distinctions include: 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) speaks the following languages: Arabic, German, and French. Dr. Bacha's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and St. Joseph's Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Chai (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Chai has a special interest in heart surgery and congenital heart disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, St. Joseph's Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chai is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha, Duke University School of Medicine; and Children's Miracle Network Research Grant. Dr. Chai has an open panel.

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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 works as a heart surgeon in New York, NY. Dr. Adams's areas of clinical interest consist of mitral valve prolapse, mitral stenosis, and mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams takes. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Adams completed his residency training 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) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Adams has an open panel.

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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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    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 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 specialty is thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Bhora's training includes residency programs at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Bhora has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Bhora is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Joanna Chikwe's medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Her areas of expertise include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral valve repair. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chikwe attended Oxford University Medical School and subsequently trained at Royal Brompton Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chikwe include: 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 welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Isaac George practices cardiothoracic surgery in New York, NY. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and aortic valve surgery. Dr. George is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. George is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center Fellowship; Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honor Society; and New Era Cardiac Surgery Conference Scholarship. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Kalfa (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include heart surgery. Dr. Kalfa's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health. He studied medicine at the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine and the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kalfa is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kalfa 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. He is open to new patients.

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

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 specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Borger's clinical interests 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Calgary and a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. He has received distinctions including 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 the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Borger is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Gilbert Tang's specialty is cardiac surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Cigna, and CIGNA EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is accepting 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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. Dr. Takeda's areas of clinical interest consist of heart transplant and heart failure. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Takeda include: 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 speaks Japanese.

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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.