Our Team: Browse Our Thoracic Surgeons
The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center delivers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques, using the latest in state-of-the-art technology. Our experienced award-winning team of board-certified cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, and other specialists has an outstanding track record of diagnosing, treating and preventing heart and vascular disease.
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If you are researching thoracic surgeons in the East Bay, begin your research by searching our real-time database of available doctors and specialists.
Choosing the Best Thoracic Surgeon for You
The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has a team of top thoracic surgeons who are all board certified and accredited. Our East Bay-based thoracic surgeons have gained substantial expertise in their specialties through their studies at renowned national and international institutions. Each thoracic surgeon on our team works with patients to create a plan of treatment options that is the best for that patient.
Patients come to us from throughout California, but especially the San Francisco East Bay and the cities of Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley, and Castro Valley to mention just a few. Many patients wonder what are the best questions to ask their thoracic surgeon to learn about possible treatment options. Identifying the best questions to ask your thoracic surgeon varies with each patient; our goal is to create an open, cooperative environment between you and your thoracic surgeon specialist so that each and every question gets asked, and answered. That's one way to get to the best questions to ask your doctor.
Your first step is to research specialists online, but ultimately a face-to-face consultation with a thoracic surgeon is necessary. There is no single “best” thoracic surgeon – only the best thoracic surgeon and cardiology treatment plan for you, a unique patient with unique needs, devised by a specialist in cardiac care.
Fortunately, with the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center located in Oakland, it is a convenient trip for residents of Berkeley, Hayward, Castro Valley and other San Francisco East Bay cities to visit their thoracic surgeon for an initial consultation or follow-up visits.
What is a Thoracic Surgeon?
Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax (the chest)—generally treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease). Cardiac surgery (involving the heart and great vessels) and thoracic surgery (involving the lungs) are separate surgical specialties, except in the USA, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and in some EU countries, such as Portugal.
(Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiothoracic_surgery)
About the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, our heart specialists deliver compassionate patient care using leading-edge procedures, to patients living throughout the San Francisco East Bay area. While our cardiac services are located in Berkeley and Oakland, patients come to our heart center from Hayward, Pleasanton, Lafayette, and other East Bay communities as well as from greater California and the United States to seek the best cardiac hospital care available. Our experienced team of top heart and cardiovascular specialists strive to work with each patient to identify the best treatment options for heart and vascular conditions. Whether you need a top heart surgeon (or specialist), a cardiac specialist, a vascular or thoracic surgeon, or one of our best-in-class cardiothoracic specialists - our doctors, nurses and technologists will work with you to strive for the best cardiovascular care for your unique needs. We strive to be the best cardiac hospital not just in the San Francisco East Bay but for every patient who enters our heart center, whether they come from Oakland, Berkeley, or beyond the Bay Area.
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