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We found 8 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4408 6th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Donald Robertson is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Robertson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3606 21st Street; Suite 103
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. William Springer is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Springer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
3502 9th Street; Suite 260
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ralph Paone practices cardiac surgery and vascular surgery in Lubbock, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Paone average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
3420 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ranne practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Ranne's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ranne accepts.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
3606 21st Street; Suite 103
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Eastman is a specialist in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Eastman honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Suite 3a159
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ari Halldorsson is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Lubbock, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. James Earl Harrell Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3606 21st Street; Suite 103
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. James Harrell practices thoracic surgery in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Harrell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3502 9th Street; Suite 260
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Hirsch's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Hirsch honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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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.