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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Richard Batista is a chest surgeon. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Batista completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Ali Safavi, who practices in New York, NY and East Meadow, NY, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Safavi is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Leonard Barrett works as a chest surgeon and intensive care specialist. Dr. Barrett's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NuHealth.

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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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