We found 6 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Aetna near North Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Keith Blaine Allen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Keith Allen works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Allen completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include mitral valve repair. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Aortic Disease, Mitral Valve Repair, Endovascular Disease

Dr. A. Michael Michael Borkon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. A. Borkon is a cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Borkon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Alexander F Pak, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Pak, who practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Pak is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Buffalo General Hospital. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pak honors. Dr. Pak has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Cancer Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Van Eric Thompson, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. V. Thompson is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Columbia, MO, Kansas City, MO, and North Kansas City, MO. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Thompson's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Aggarwal's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Aggarwal is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. James Albert Brockenbrough, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1610 Washington Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Brockenbrough works as a general practitioner and cardiothoracic surgeon in Kansas City, KS. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brockenbrough accepts. Dr. Brockenbrough attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine.

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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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