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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
6770 Bertner Avenue, Divsion of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Suite C330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Coselli attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coselli has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coselli's office for an appointment.

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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 and practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Richmond, TX. He studied medicine at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. For his residency, Dr. Tripathy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tripathy's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tripathy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Dr. Bhatia's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bhatia attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He 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. Mahesh Kalachand Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1836
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramchandani honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramchandani studied medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ramchandani completed a residency program 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. Dr. Ramchandani has an open panel.

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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 works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Lafuente include heart surgery. His average rating from his patients is 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. Lafuente takes. He attended medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lafuente welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Reardon average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include heart valve disease and aorta surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Reardon attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reardon has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In Dr. Khaitan's practice, she is particularly interested in lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khaitan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Surgery, ... (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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Lawrie is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Lawrie is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lawrie is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lawrie is open to new patients.

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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 is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Scheinin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ross Reul's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve disease. Dr. Reul is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Reul is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Alan Lumsden's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. Dr. Lumsden is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lumsden is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a vascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peden include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and carotid endarterectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Peden is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

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

Dr. Walter O'Hara sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. O'Hara takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency 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. Min Peter Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Min Kim is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), esophageal surgery, and lung tumor resection. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kim attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Cypress, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Olsson attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Brian Bruckner is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Bruckner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bruckner is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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.