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Dr. Lamar Bushnell, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Bushnell

California Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons

168 N Brent St Ste 508 Ventura, CA 93003

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Dr. Lamar Bushnell, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Ventura, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

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(805) 643-2375

Dr. Bushnell accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente HMO
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Bushnell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Lung Surgery

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bushnell performs Lung Surgery more than 44% of his peers

Dr. Bushnell performs this procedure more than 44% of his peers

Heart Disease

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bushnell treats Heart Disease more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Bushnell treats this condition more than 34% of his peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bushnell performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 33% of his peers

Dr. Bushnell performs this procedure more than 33% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy

Dr. Bushnell's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedure
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Spider Veins
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymomas
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vein Diseases
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am commited to providing compassionate, advanced cardiac, thoracic and vascular treatment for patients in the Ventura County and surrounding areas.


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
University Utah Hosps
Residency Hospital
University Utah Hosps
Internship Hospital
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School
University of Utah
Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Dean's Scholarship -University of Utah, 1984
  • Dean's Research Fellowhsip -University of Utah School of Medicine, 1986
  • Honored for Professional Achievement by The American Heart Association, 2008

Media & Publications

  • Multiple Articles,
  • Gastric Mucosal Damage with Bile Salts at Neutral pH, 1987
  • Recurrence of Squamous Cell Carcinoma at PEG Site in a Patient with Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, 1991
  • Directed Therapy in Human Lung Adenocarcinoma, 1996
  • Ultrastructural Changes in Gastric Epithelium Caused by Bile Salt, 1990

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What People Say About Dr. Lamar Bushnell, MD
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Had a really bad experience with this dr. He was more concerned with money than anything. Wasnt flexible to come in earlier than scheduled even for something urgent. Kept critical information from us.
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Dr. Bushnell is the best Cardio-thoracic Suirgeon I ever met. He is very caring and everytime he visited the pt. he gives encouragement to the pt. and fam. which is very vital to the whole situation. His total management is wholestic not just one area, that's why the pt. has a very high percentage of surviva. I had an experience to LOS ROBLES HOSPITAL which was very horrible!, WHICH I REGRET. More power to you Dr. Lamar Bushnell, we will not forget the cares you gave to our loved one. God Bless
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He is a good heart surgeon. I appreciated how he did in my bypass coronary surgery. He was so caring, by the way he gives his instructions to me before and after the surgery. He was so kind and knew how to handle his patient's mood. I felt secured and safe without any worries with the surgery because he took care of all my needs before the surgery, like prescribing the the vitamins which i needed before surgery. He was approachable. He was a great surgeon. I will recommend him to others too.
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