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Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Taxonomy Code 208G00000X

Level II Classification

  • Medicare Specialty Code: 33

  • Medicare Provider Type: Physician/Thoracic Surgery

A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative and critical care of patients with pathologic conditions within the chest. Included is the surgical care of coronary artery disease, cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of the trachea, abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves, congenital anomalies, tumors of the mediastinum and diseases of the diaphragm. The management of the airway and injuries of the chest is within the scope of the specialty.

American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. [7/1/2007: definition added, source added]

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