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We found 19 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept InterGroup Services near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Taine Tayard Valere Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Pechet's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Pechet welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Edward Bavaria, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, 4th Floor; Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Bavaria is a specialist in cardiac surgery. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Bavaria attended Tulane University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bavaria has received include Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2002 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-4. In addition to English, Dr. Bavaria (or staff) speaks German and French. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Szeto attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patient ratings for Dr. Szeto average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Szeto include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Szeto's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Disease, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aneurysm, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Acker, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 6 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Acker is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Acker studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Acker completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. On average, patients gave Dr. Acker a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Acker include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2002 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-2014. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Disease, Surgical Procedures, Aorta Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, Pcam; West Pavilion Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kucharczuk obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kucharczuk has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil Singhal, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 6th Floor, Silverstein Pvln.
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Singhal is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singhal include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Malignant Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Non-Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Cantu III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6 Silverstein; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edward Cantu specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cantu include lung transplant. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Cantu attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Clinical interests: Lung Transplant

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Clark Hargrove III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
51 North 39th Street, Phi 2nd Floor; Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Walter Hargrove's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hargrove attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hargrove has received distinctions including Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Nimesh Dilip Desai, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nimesh Desai practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, ventricular assist device (VAD), and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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Clinical interests: Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aorta ... (Read more)

Dr. Rita Carrie Milewski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Critical Care
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Rita Milewski sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialties are cardiac surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Milewski's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Milewski trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency.

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Dr. Pavan Atluri, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pavan Atluri specializes in cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and second opinions. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atluri studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Atluri trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Second Opinions, Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Furukawa attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Furukawa include heart transplant, holistic approaches, and aortic aneurysm. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Furukawa has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Holistic Approaches, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Lanier Williams, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Williams works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Williams obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven Joshua Weiss, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3624 Market Street; Suite 560w
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Weiss' specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in West Chester, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Darby, PA. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Weiss attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Weiss include aortic aneurysm, beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, and aortic valve surgery. Dr. Weiss accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Highmark. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Mercy Physician Network.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass ... (Read more)

Dr. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street, Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirkland's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kirkland has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2016. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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.