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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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Dr. Deanda 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. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Deanda (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His professional 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, who practices in Galveston, TX and Grapevine, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended the University of Leicester Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children, Texas Heart Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Roughneen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Ikenna Okereke's specialty is thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center. Dr. Okereke is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Okereke trained at Cleveland Clinic. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Conti takes 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 Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Conti trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ghannam Al-Dossari's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Al-Dossari 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Al-Dossari attended King Saud University College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with 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.