We found 51 cardiac surgeons who accept Blue Choice near Houston, TX.

Dr. Kim Insua De La Cruz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
6770 Bertner Avenue, C320a; Division of Cardiac Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kim De La Cruz's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic root replacement, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. De La Cruz graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including the University Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman and College Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman. In addition to English, Dr. De La Cruz (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. De La Cruz is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Heart Valve Repair, Thoracic Endovascular Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Coselli's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Coselli is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Angel Iii Gomez III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Gomez specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gomez is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. Dr. Gomez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gomez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gomez has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Gauger Swisher, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1400 Pressler Street, Division of Surgery; Box 1447
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Swisher's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Swisher is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Swisher has received include Texas Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly; and America's Top Surgeons, Consumers Research Council of America.

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Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Letsou welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ara Asadur Vaporciyan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 445
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ara Vaporciyan's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Heart Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Vaporciyan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vaporciyan include: Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors.

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Dr. Charles Duncan Fraser Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Fraser specializes in cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Fraser average 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Fraser has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamal Ghaleb Khalil, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamal Khalil's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include peripheral bypass surgery, tracheostomy, and heart surgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Khalil performed his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Cairo University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Khalil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Adger West Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6620 Main Street; Suite 1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles West practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. West's clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and vascular surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Disease, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Tripathy's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy takes. Dr. Tripathy is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Stephen Heinle, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Other
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Heinle sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery. Dr. Heinle is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Bhatia is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia's medical residency was performed at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bhatia has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario Osvaldo Kapusta, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vein Disease, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5585 Weslayan
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mario Kapusta is a cardiac surgery, vein disease (phlebology), and general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include vascular disease. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Kapusta takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National University of La Plata. Dr. Kapusta's medical residency was performed at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hazim Jawad Safi, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hazim Safi specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery and practices in Houston, TX. After attending the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a special interest in heart surgery. Dr. Safi is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Safi has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Lopez Estrera, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Estrera sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Estrera performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aneurysm, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Kenneth Rosengart, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Rosengart is a cardiac surgeon and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosengart include heart bypass surgery (CABG) and minimally invasive valve surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Rosengart a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosengart is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Aortic Disease, Tricuspid Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

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    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.4 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 363 patients (2009-2011)
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