Finding Providers
loading

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

No Photo
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
3420 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ranne's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. Dr. Ranne is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice.

Read more
No Photo
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 graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robertson honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3606 21st Street; Suite 103
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. William Springer, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Patients rated Dr. Springer highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
3502 9th Street; Suite 260
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ralph Paone is a specialist in cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Lubbock, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Paone is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paone accepts. Dr. Paone is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
3606 21st Street; Suite 103
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Eastman's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery; he sees patients in Lubbock, TX. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3606 21st Street; Suite 103
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. James Harrell, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3502 9th Street; Suite 260
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Hirsch's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.