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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Child Health Plus near Rochester, NY.

Dr. Peter A Knight, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY
 

Dr. Peter Knight's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Rochester, NY. Dr. Knight is a graduate of New York Medical College. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knight honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Reengineering Cardiac Surgery Institute of Industrial Engineers; HCIA Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals Award; and RIT/USA Today Quality Cup Award for Health Care. Dr. Knight (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Knight is affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. His practice is open to new patients.

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Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    95.9%
    (Worse than state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 1000 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Christian Georges Peyre, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY
 

Dr. Christian Peyre is a Rochester, NY physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Peyre takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Cardiothoracic Surgeon Scholar Award: Brigham and Women's Hospital: Harvard Medical School; Alpha Omega Alpha: Keck School of Medicine: University of Southern California; and Graduation with Distinction in General Scholarship: University of California, Berkeley. In addition to English, Dr. Peyre (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Peyre is professionally affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester and The Unity Hospital of Rochester. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. George Michael Alfieris, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY
 

Dr. George Alfieris is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Alfieris accepts the following insurance: Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Dr. Alfieris welcomes new patients.

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Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.5 times the average?
  • Based on 1 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Paez Francisco Francisco Javier Gensini, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY
 

Dr. P. Gensini is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gensini (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Gensini's hospital/clinic affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He attended medical school at the University of Valle. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He welcomes 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.