We found 6 cardiothoracic surgeons near Monroeville, PA.

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Dr. Inderpal Singh Sarkaria, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4th Floor, Upmc Mckeesport Painter Building; 500 Hospital Drive
Mckeesport, PA
 

Dr. Inderpal Sarkaria is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sarkaria is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Hamot.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2550 Mosside Boulevard
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Phani Das is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. After attending Darbhanga Medical College for medical school, Dr. Das completed his residency training at UHS Wilson Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Das (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Dr. Lawrence Raymond Crist, DO
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
400 Oxford Drive; Suite 100
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Crist works as a thoracic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA, McKeesport, PA, and Monroeville, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Crist average 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crist honors. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Crist completed a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2566 Haymaker Road; Po Box 1, Suite 203
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Michael Culig practices cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Culig attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2566 Haymaker Road; Suite 311 Pob 1
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Arwind Koimattur is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2566 Haymaker Road; Professionaloffice Building 1, Suite 203
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Dipesh Shah is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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