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 specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in mitral valve repair. Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Valve Repair

A. Michael Borkon M.D.
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

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

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

Dr. Alexander Pak is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. His areas of expertise consist of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Pak is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at Buffalo General Hospital. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Pak's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

Dr. Van Eric Thompson M.D.
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.8 stars (5 ratings)
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 a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Thompson at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Thompson's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

Dr. Sanjeev Aggarwal is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aggarwal attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Aggarwal has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. James Albert Brockenbrough M.D.
Specializes in General Practice, Cardiothoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (10 ratings)
1610 Washington Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Brockenbrough is a physician who specializes in general practice and cardiothoracic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Brockenbrough graduated from 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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