We found 16 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept United Healthcare Empire Plan near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Steigman include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Steigman's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Steigman completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 7th Avenue; Suite 4e
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos' areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery; he sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Merianos include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Merianos's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 5th Avenue # Gp2w; Box 1028
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gilbert Tang's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include aortic valve regurgitation, heart murmur, and heart failure. POMCO, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang honors. Dr. Tang graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tang include: Care Champion WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER; Canadian Cardiovascular Society Trainee Excellence in Education Award; and Postgraduate Trainee Award in Leadership. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Murmur, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
25-20 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Paul Lajos is a vascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Lajos completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Loma Linda University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: transfemoral (above knee) amputation, renal artery stenosis, and transtibial (below knee) amputation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lajos is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Aortic Disease, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

Dr. David H Adams, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Box 1028
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Adams is a cardiac surgery specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Adams's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, heart murmur, and mitral stenosis. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams accepts. Dr. Adams's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Adams attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Adams has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Award for Achievement in Cardiovascular Science and Medicine American Heart Association; and Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons New York Magazine.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Mitral Regurgitation, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Murmur, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.9%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 886 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Nitsana A Spigland, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
525 E 68th Street; Box 209
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nitsana Spigland's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Spigland is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spigland include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Spigland's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Spigland has received the following distinctions: New York Magazine "Best Doctors in NYC"; Castle Connolly "America's Top Doctors"; and New York SuperDoctor, an honor awarded just 5% of New York physicians. In addition to English, Dr. Spigland (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Hirschsprung Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1000 10th Avenue, Mount Sinai West, Department of Thoracic Surgery; 2b-07
New York, NY
 

Dr. Faiz Bhora practices thoracic surgery in New York, NY. Dr. Bhora attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bhora completed residency programs at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhora is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
240 Willoughby Street; 5th Floor, Suite 5a
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reddy's office for an appointment. He graduated from Madras Medical College. His training includes a residency program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Reddy has received the following distinction: Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Coronary Artery Disease

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    93.8%
    (Worse than state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 362 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee practices thoracic surgery in Astoria, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Bronx, NY. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), achalasia, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3131 Kings Highway; Suite A-7
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ardeshir Hakami-Kermani's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Hakami-Kermani's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Nycomed Prize for an outstanding Young Researcher; Aarhus University Research Foundation; and Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Hakami-Kermani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Hakami-Kermani has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thymectomy, Tracheostomy, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
168 Centre Street; Suite 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Kaufman speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaufman include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kaufman completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kaufman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kaufman is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Thoracotomy, Trachea Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue, Box 1028; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Wolf's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Wolf completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Wolf is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 5th Avenue, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Box 1028
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Stelzer is a specialist in cardiac surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stelzer's areas of clinical interest consist of aortic valve regurgitation, aortic valve replacement, and aortic aneurysm. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stelzer accepts. Dr. Stelzer graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stelzer include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine New award Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area. Dr. Stelzer is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Aortic ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.4 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 256 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
150 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fouad Lajam's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Lajam is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Lung Lobectomy, Tuberculosis, Thymectomy, Tracheostomy, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Berhane Worku, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4h
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Berhane Worku is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Worku is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Worku trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Worku include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and angina. He accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, POMCO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Aortic Dissection, Transcatheter ... (Read more)

Dr. Kazuhiro Hisamoto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 9v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kazuhiro Hisamoto is a cardiac surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. He is a graduate of Keio University. Dr. Hisamoto honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to 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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