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The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Taxonomy Code: LV-8300.1500

Programs that are staffed by surgeons who have special expertise in the operative, peri-operative and critical care of patients who have pathological conditions within the chest. Included is surgical care of patients who have coronary artery disease; cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall; abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves; congenital anomalies or tumors of the mediastinum; or injuries to the chest. Cardiothoracic surgeons require substantial knowledge of cardio-respiratory physiology and oncology as well as capability in the use of extracorporeal circulation, intra-aortic balloon support, pacemakers, pleural drainage, respiratory support systems, endoscopy and invasive and noninvasive diagnostic techniques.

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