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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. James Lonquist's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lonquist is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Heart Institute for residency.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. James Nielsen works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Nielsen is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
5151 N 9th Avenue; Suite 200
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Kerry Paape is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paape honors. Dr. Paape obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Bailey's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Bailey is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1545 Airport Boulevard; Suite 2000
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Paul Chomiak is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Chomiak attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Chomiak is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5151 N 9th Avenue; Suite 200
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Charles Wyatt is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Pensacola, FL. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wyatt has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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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