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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, Transplant Surgery
4230 Harding Road; Suite 530
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. John Howington is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery and transplant surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Howington's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Howington has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Chandrashekhar Ramaiah's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Ramaiah accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoff accepts. Dr. Hoff studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Hoff is affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Orlando 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 areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Balaguer has received professional recognition including the following: Represent for the Argentina College of Cardiovasc. Surgeons in USA; Editorial Board. Argentine Journal Cardiovascular; and Fellow American College Chest Physicians. Dr. Balaguer is professionally affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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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.