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 medical specialty is cardiac surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Deanda trained at Stanford University Medical Center. 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. Ikenna Chidume Okereke, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ikenna Okereke's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Okereke is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 cardiac surgeon and vascular surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roughneen attended medical school at the University of Leicester Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Roughneen completed residency programs at The Hospital for Sick Children, Texas Heart Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

Dr. Vincent Conti is a cardiac surgeon. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Conti has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Conti is professionally 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 physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Al-Dossari attended King Saud University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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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.