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We found 5 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana HMO Premier near Nashville, TN.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4230 Harding Road; Suite 530
Nashivlle, TN
 

Dr. Chandrashekhar Ramaiah's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramaiah attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Ramaiah is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4230 Harding Road; Suite 530
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. John Howington's areas of specialization are thoracic surgery and transplant surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Howington performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Truman Medical Centers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Dr. Steven J Hoff, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1310 24th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Steven Hoff is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Hoff's professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
2010 Church Street; Suite 700
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gibson is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Gibson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Dr. Jorge M Balaguer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1310 24th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Jorge Balaguer's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Balaguer include: Represent for the Argentina College of Cardiovasc. Surgeons in USA; Editorial Board. Argentine Journal Cardiovascular; and Fellow American College Chest Physicians. His professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Rush Oak Park Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.