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cardiovascular surgeon vs cardiothoracic surgeon

A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Same thing: "thoracic surgeon" is the easiest way to say it, because the surgeon operates on the heart, lungs, and other structures in the chest (thorax). However ... Read More

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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
33 years experience Cardiology
Some differences: Cardio = heart thoracic = chest (thorax) vascular = blood vessels (vasculature) there is some crossover but as surgery becomes more complicated t ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Heart & Blood Vessel: These are all different. Vascular surgeon operates on arteries & veins throughout the body, but not on the heart. Cardiac surgeon operates on the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Specific names: Mark Stout, Indiana University Marc Gerdisch, Cardiac Surgery Associates Brad Blakeman, Cardiac Surgery Associates I have known all three, and have ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
Barnes-Jewish Hosp: Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University; Cleveland Clinic.
A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Same thing: The american board of thoracic surgery certifies cardiothoracic surgery training. Cardiac surgery and cardiothoracic surgery are synonyms. Some thor ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon: Everyone has at least a light tremor so this is common. If the tremor is not noticeable visually then that would not normally interfer with the surgic ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cardiothoracic surge: To become a cardiac surgeon you need to complete college(4 years and variable expense but lots), then medical school for another 4 years(variable $ bu ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Even if the cath data or the results of other tests was all he really needed, the surgeon should have performed an exam, imo. It is poor medicine if y ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: General surgery 5-7 years cardiothoracic 2-3 more plastic 5-7 depending on program there is a book listing all the programs.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Malpractice insuran: To start off you will need 125000,00 for malpractice unless thr employer pays it
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