Dr. James Zalez, MD

Dr. James Zalez, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
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Dr. James Zalez, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois-Chicago in 1987 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.

2121 Santa Monica Blvd # Ctoc

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
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Dr. Zalez's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Cancer
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Empyema
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Cancer
Pulmonary Disease
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Vascular Disease
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Zalez, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois-Chicago in 1987 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • University Of Ok College Med Tulsa
    Residency Hospital
  • University Of California-San Diego
    Residency Hospital
  • Scripps Clinic
    Residency Hospital
  • Oh State University Hospital
    Residency Hospital
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital
  • 1987
    University Of Illinois-Chicago
    Medical School
    1987

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Capp Care PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
Preferred Health Systems
Preferred Health Network
Private HealthCare Systems
Private HealthCare Systems PPO
SCAN Health Plan
Tricare
Prime
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare PPO

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