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We found 18 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept PHCS PPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave him 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coselli attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Coselli trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coselli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Uttam Tripathy specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy takes. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He works in Humble, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhatia honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhatia's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mahesh Kalachand Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1836
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Ramchandani's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramchandani graduated from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Antonio Lafuente, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Javier Lafuente's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include heart surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lafuente is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lafuente has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Surgery

Dr. Michael Joseph Reardon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Reardon's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease and aorta surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reardon welcomes new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Texas Heart Institute. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aorta Surgery, Tumor, Heart Valve Disease

Dr. Puja G Khaitan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Puja Khaitan is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Khaitan's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khaitan obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ross Michael Reul, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ross Reul is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Reul a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reul honors. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reul has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Gerald Murray Lawrie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1842
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Lawrie is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawrie include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. Dr. Lawrie's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Alan Scheinin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Scheinin specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Scheinin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scheinin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alan Boyd Lumsden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Lumsden specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Lumsden graduated from The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Kevin Peden, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Peden's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Peden accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Peden is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain AVM, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Varicose Veins, Carotid ... (Read more)

Dr. Min Peter Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Min Kim is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Kim graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), esophageal surgery, and lung tumor resection. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Edwin Olsson, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Olsson works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Cypress, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Olsson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter O'Hara's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Hara accepts. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. O'Hara is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Brian Allen Bruckner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Bruckner is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Bruckner is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bruckner average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruckner accepts. Dr. Bruckner is open to new patients.

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

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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.