We found 2 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Humana Gold near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Ikenna Okereke is a thoracic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Okereke performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Vincent Roy Conti, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Conti is a Galveston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Conti attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Conti trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Conti is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB 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.
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