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We found 5 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana Gold near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Abelardo Deanda Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Abelardo Deanda's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Deanda attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Deanda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health), and Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    96.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 167 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Patrick Thomas Roughneen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Roughneen is a heart surgeon and vascular surgeon. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Roughneen studied medicine at the University of Leicester Medical School. His residency was performed at The Hospital for Sick Children, Texas Heart Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Ikenna Chidume Okereke, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ikenna Okereke is a specialist in thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center. Dr. Okereke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Okereke completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic.

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Dr. Vincent Roy Conti, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
Utmb - cardiothoracic Div
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Conti is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Conti attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Ghannam Ayed Al-Dossari, MS, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ghannam Al-Dossari is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Al-Dossari is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from King Saud University College of Medicine. Dr. Al-Dossari's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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.