Barnabas Health Heart Hospital

Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery · 5 Providers

Average Rating of all Office Providers

Office Providers

Dr. Margarita Camacho, MD

Dr. Margarita Camacho, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Ravindra Karanam, MD

Dr. Ravindra Karanam, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Mark Russo, MD

Dr. Mark Russo, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Craig Saunders, MD

Dr. Craig Saunders, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 29 provider reviews for Barnabas Health Heart Hospital

Review of Dr. Russo


Dr. Russo is the BEST surgeon that I know. I had a condition that needed a valve replacement. I was referred to Dr. Russo who briefly explained the process to me and scheduled my surgery. My family wanted to take me to NY and get a second opinion. However I am blessed with a cousin who is a doctor in Detroit and who did all the handholding for me. When I mentioned about Dr. Russo to him, he did his homework and told me that I don’t need to go for any second opinion and just schedule my surgery with Dr. Russo. I am so glad that I listened to him and trusted my life to Dr. Russo. I had this major life changing event yesterday and today I am writing this review for Dr. Russo. My family and I thank Dr. Russo for giving me a new life. I am already feeling so much better. He is the finest Structural Heart Surgeon in the country and today I proudly say that he took care of me. God bless you Dr. Russo ????????????
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Review of Dr. Saunders

- in Longs, SC |

Dr Saunders did a quad-bypass on me in December 2018. His concern and care were excellent, including giving my family updates every hour during the surgery. I feel great 8 weeks later, no complications, looking forward to a complete recovery.
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Review of Dr. Saunders

- in Toms River, NJ |

Yes, I would recommend Dr Saunders to anyone who needed heart surgery. He preformed a triple by-pass on me without any problems at all! I had no pain, or any complications from the surgery and made a full recovery.
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Review of Dr. Saunders

- in East Liverpool, OH |

Dr. Saunders performed my aortic valve replacement over 20 years ago in Cleveland at the clinic there. I have the same homograph valve he replaced then. All I can say is Thank You so much from the bottom of my heart which has continued beating to this day because of Dr. Saunders! I have 2 grandchildren and 2 on the way. Trust the hands of this man and may god bless you all ! Brian Mason East Liverpool ,Ohio
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Review of Dr. Sardari

- in Irvington, New Jersey |

Three years ago Dr. Sardari gave me a new mitral valve and repaired my tricuspid that was leaking. I was never in any pain, three years later I feel great. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Sardari to anybody! Wendell Sater
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Review of Dr. Saunders

-Bayonne |

Dr Saunders was exemplary in my care He answered all my questions and concerns and did a phenomenal job with my surgery I had to have open heart surgery at Beth Israel hospital The staff was exceptional. Everyone went above and beyond making sure all my needs were met I could not have asked for a better experience
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Review of Dr. Camacho

- in Randolph NJ |

Dr. Camacho performed my heart transplant in 2012, 5Yr and 6 mo ago. This Dr. is simply fantastic her skill can only be matched by her compassionate personality. I now feel better and stronger than I have in 15 years all due to the Dr. and her team. I highly recommend her to anyone who may need her services.
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Review of Dr. Saunders

- in Newark, NJ |

Excellent CT Surgeon, kind compassionate focused on patient and their needs. Amazing team of professionals at NBI. Everyone from the housekeeping staff to the skilled therapy and nursing staff. It is obvious the amount of dedication and education which goes into providing such an excellent level of care under Dr Saunders leadership
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Review of Dr. Russo

- in Middletown, NJ |

i was transferred to beth isreal from my local hospital. they told me they were sending me to the best doctor to do surgery on me. dr. russo did several procedures on my heart, 5 by passes, repaired my aoerta, gave me a new porcine valve (my kids started calling me miss piggy) and several other things that have left my mind for the moment. besides being a very talented surgeon, dr. russo was a concerned doctor who was caring and attentive to my many problems. God bless him!
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Learn About Barnabas Health Heart Hospital

54 Procedures

  • Ablation For Treatment Of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open Or Repair Of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Icd) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (Incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Mri (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Of Heart Or Chest
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator Or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal Or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (Cea) Or Excision Of Infected Graft
  • Chest Ct (Incl. Heart And Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy And Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Cabg) Surgery
  • Decortication And Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair Of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair Of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head And Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Insertion Of Epicardial Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Insertion Of Left Ventricular Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial Or Complete): Open, Or Resection Of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, And Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic And-Or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion Or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements Or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal Or Revision Of Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Resection Of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (Tavr)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair Or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, And Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (Vats) Or Thoracotomy


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Barnabas Health Heart Hospital accepts 12 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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