We found 4 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Coventry Bronze near Huntington, WV.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2828 1st Avenue; Suite 200
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Nepal Chowdhury's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Medical Center Drive; Suite 2500
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Rebecca Wolfer's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolfer accepts. Dr. Wolfer is professionally affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2828 1st Avenue; Suite 200
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Norman Hetzler is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2828 1st Avenue; Suite 200
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Geoffrey Cousins is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Huntington, WV. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cousins attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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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.
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