208G00000X Taxonomy Code - Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)

Code

208G00000X

ClassificationThoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
GroupingAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionA 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.
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78 - Physician/Cardiac Surgery
NotesSource: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition added, source added] Additional Resources: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2007. http://www.abts.org/. Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Thoracic surgeons have the knowledge, experience and technical skills to accurately diagnose, operate upon safely, and effectively manage patients with thoracic diseases of the chest. This requires substantial knowledge of cardiorespiratory physiology and oncology, as well as capability in the use of heart assist devices, management of abnormal heart rhythms and drainage of the chest cavity, respiratory support systems, endoscopy and invasive and noninvasive diagnostic techniques.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 208G00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for thoracic surgery (cardiothoracic vascular surgery) grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians. NPI records indicate a total of 9,920 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is thoracic surgery (cardiothoracic vascular surgery) of which 703 are registered as females, 6,993 registered as males and 2,224 are organizations.

208G00000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.



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