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We found 18 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's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Pechet attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pechet include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pechet has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Bavaria practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bavaria (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. Dr. Bavaria is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Dr. Bavaria accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bavaria has received distinctions including 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.

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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's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Szeto has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Szeto has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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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 practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Acker's clinical interests: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Acker attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Acker has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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

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

Dr. Sunil Singhal works as a chest surgeon. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Singhal studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Singhal is in-network for Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Malignant Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Non-Small ... (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 is a cardiac surgeon and intensivist. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milewski honors. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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.

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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 is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. He accepts Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Williams's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula's areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Vallabhajosyula attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hargrove include heart bypass surgery (CABG), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid endarterectomy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hargrove attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hargrove's distinctions include: 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. 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, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Kucharczuk is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. Dr. Kucharczuk's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kucharczuk attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (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. His clinical interests encompass lung transplant. Dr. Cantu's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Cantu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Lung Transplant

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

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa works as a heart surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Furukawa completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among Dr. Furukawa's clinical interests: holistic medicine, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Furukawa has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015, 2016. 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, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Weiss is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in aortic aneurysm, beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, and aortic valve surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss takes. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Weiss's professional affiliations include 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. Nimesh Dilip Desai, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nimesh Desai is a cardiac surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, ventricular assist device (VAD), and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Pavan Atluri practices cardiac surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Atluri speaks Telugu. His areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and second opinions. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Atluri is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Matt Kirkland works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirkland include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirkland accepts. Dr. Kirkland is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2016. He is affiliated with 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.