We found 6 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Anthem near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Dr Gregory Scott Spowart MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1575 Soquel Drive; Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Gregory Spowart's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Spowart's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Conrad Massimo Vial MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (59 ratings)
1575 Soquel Drive; Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Conrad Vial sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Burlingame, CA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Vial is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vial accepts. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Vial attended Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Vial (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Edward William Pottmeyer MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1575 Soquel Avenue; Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Pottmeyer attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pottmeyer at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Pottmeyer is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1575 Soquel Drive; Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Bilal Shafi is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shafi takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1575 Soquel Drive; Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Ambreen Laeeq's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, Dr. Laeeq completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laeeq honors. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1575 Soquel Drive; Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA

Dr. Surindra Mitruka is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Santa Cruz, CA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Mitruka is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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