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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. De La Cruz's areas of expertise include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic root replacement, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. De La Cruz has received distinctions including the University Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman and College Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman. Dr. De La Cruz (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Coselli an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. 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 is open to new patients. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Coselli completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gomez's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gomez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Swisher accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly; and America's Top Surgeons, Consumers Research Council of America. Dr. Swisher is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou 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 Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He has an open panel.

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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 is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Vaporciyan 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. He has received distinctions including Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Kamal Khalil is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Khalil's clinical interests include peripheral bypass surgery, tracheostomy, and heart surgery. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Cairo University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Khalil (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Khalil is affiliated with 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 Duncan Fraser Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Fraser practices cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fraser average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fraser honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Fraser has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Clinical interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (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. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests 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 accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Tripathy attended medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (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. In his practice, Dr. West focuses on thoracic outlet syndrome, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and vascular surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. West accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Heinle is a cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery specialist in Houston, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Heinle graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (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 heart surgeon, vein specialist, and general surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapusta include vascular disease. Dr. Kapusta is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. After attending National University of La Plata for medical school, he completed his residency training at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Kapusta honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Safi include heart surgery. Patients gave Dr. Safi an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Safi attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Safi has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Dr. Estrera's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Estrera attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Estrera is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG) and minimally invasive valve surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosengart accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosengart attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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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Dr. Ourania Alkiviadis Preventza, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ourania Preventza is a specialist in cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: aortic root replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Dr. Preventza's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Texas Heart Institute (THI). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine.

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

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