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We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Kingsport, TN.

Dr. David Tyler Greenfield, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2050 Meadowview Parkway
Kingsport, TN
 

Dr. David Greenfield is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Greenfield is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2050 Meadowview Parkway
Kingsport, TN
 

Dr. Stanley Gall's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Gall takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2050 Meadowview Parkway
Kingsport, TN
 

Dr. Richard Carter is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Carter honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2050 Meadowview Parkway
Kingsport, TN
 

Dr. Thomas Zeyl is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Zeyl takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.