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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Medicare Advantage near Springfield, OR.

Dr. David Robert Dehaas Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
3355 Riverbend Drive; Suite 300
Springfield, OR
 

Dr. David Dehaas works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Dehaas is an in-network provider for Medicare Advantage and Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District.

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Dr. Charles Joseph Stanton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
3355 Riverbend Drive; Suite 300
Springfield, OR
 

Dr. Charles Stanton is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He accepts Medicare Advantage and Medicare insurance. Dr. Stanton is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Arizona Health Sciences Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District.

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Dr. John Thomas Dickinson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
3355 Riverbend Drive; Suite 300
Springfield, OR
 

Dr. John Dickinson's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery; he sees patients in Springfield, OR and Eugene, OR. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Dickinson completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. He is in-network for Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Christine Foley Kollmorgen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
3355 Riverbend Drive; Suite 300
Springfield, OR
 

Dr. Christine Kollmorgen's specialties are pediatric general surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Kollmorgen performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District.

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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.