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Joao Gabriel Ubatuba M.D.
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 1.9 stars (11 ratings)
1200 S York Road; Suite 3290
Elmhurst, IL

Dr. J. Ubatuba, who practices in Elmhurst, IL and Wood Dale, IL, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Ubatuba is a graduate of Gama Filho University. His clinical interests include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese. Dr. Ubatuba's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.62 stars (6 ratings)
950 N York Road; Suite 104
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Issa Muasher works as a vascular surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Muasher's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Muasher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Muasher is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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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