We found 8 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Gold Compass Balanced 1000 near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Charles Adger West Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 680
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Charles West's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. West welcomes new patients. Dr. West studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. West trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
909 9th Avenue; Suite 210
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lin's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Lin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Huguley Hospital and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Lin has an open panel.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
909 9th Avenue; Suite 210
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Macias specializes in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macias accepts. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Macias attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Macias has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Macias is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. William Andrew Anderson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 510
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. William Anderson is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Anderson's areas of expertise include heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Lima, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Brian Lima's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Austin, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lima include maze procedure, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Lima honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lima trained at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Lima is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lima is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramesh Paladugu, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
851 W Terrell Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Paladugu is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral bypass surgery, heart problems, and lung surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Paladugu honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Paladugu (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Azle. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Burns, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Nazarian, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
757 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Nazarian is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Fort Worth and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Nazarian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Nazarian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Specializes in Other, Cardiothoracic Surgery
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 510
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Herbert Hudgens is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Hudgens takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Fort Worth and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hudgens's office for an appointment.

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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.
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