We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Wilkes Barre, PA.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1111 East End Boulevard
Wilkes-barre, PA

Dr. Peter Andrews is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include abdominal surgery. He is affiliated with Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Dr. Andrews is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Andrews trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Dr. Michael Daniel Harostock, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA

Dr. Michael Harostock specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Danville, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Harostock is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harostock completed a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
610 Wyoming Avenue
Kingston, PA

Dr. Jaromir Kohout's areas of specialization are general surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kohout takes. He attended Charles University and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Kohout speaks Czech. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA

Dr. Shelly Bansal is a chest surgeon and intensive care specialist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bansal's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. She is affiliated with Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Community Medical Center, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

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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.