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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 in Houston, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include mitral valve prolapse, thyroid problems, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Coselli's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His education and training includes medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Tripathy is 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. 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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, minor surgery, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bhatia is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Reardon specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include heart valve disease and aorta surgery. Dr. Reardon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Reardon is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Reardon has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramchandani include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ramchandani has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramchandani takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. He is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lafuente has a special interest in heart surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lafuente 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. Lafuente takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Surgery

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

Dr. Gerald Lawrie works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Lawrie attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawrie include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and mitral valve disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lawrie is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lawrie's practice 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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scheinin's areas of expertise include lung transplant, mitral valve prolapse, and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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. Scheinin accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Scheinin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Scheinin has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Puja Khaitan's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Patients rated Dr. Khaitan highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khaitan studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is professionally 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 Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ross Reul specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Reul's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve disease, and heart surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reul has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He is 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lumsden's office for an appointment. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Eric Peden practices vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Peden's areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and arteriovenous malformation (AVM). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peden honors. Dr. Peden's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Varicose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Walter O'Hara is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He has a special interest in lung tumor resection. Patient reviews placed Dr. O'Hara at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. Dr. O'Hara is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Collapsed Lung

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

Dr. Min Kim specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His areas of expertise include esophageal surgery, lung tumor resection, and laparoscopic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (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. Dr. Bruckner's areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and heart transplant. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bruckner is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Erik Eddie Suarez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Suarez is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Suarez's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Transplant, ... (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.