Dr. Charles J Lutz MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Charles Lutz is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Syracuse, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Crouse Hospital and Upstate University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for 21 years. Dr. Lutz accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at Crouse Hospital and one of 6 at Upstate University Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic, Minimally Invasive Cardiac, Cardiovascular Surgery

Education & Medical Training

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency, General Surgery, 1993–2000

University of Utah
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2000–2002

State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Class of 1993

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 13 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 11 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

NY State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Lung Hernia Following Robotic-Assisted Mitral Valve Repair.
Bhamidipati, C. M., Iyalla, K. I., Seymour, K. A., Lutz, C. J.

Is Body Mass Index a Risk Factor for Isolated Off-Pump Coronary Revascularization?
Bhamidipati, C.M., Seymour, K.A., Cohen, N., Rolland, R., Dilip, K.A., Lutz, C.J.

Left versus right atrial difference in dominant frequency, K(+) channel transcripts, and fibrosis in patients developing atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery.
Swartz, M.F., Fink, G.W., Lutz, C.J., Taffet, S.M., Berenfeld, O., Vikstrom, K.L., Kasprowicz, K., Bhatta, L., Puskas, F., Kalifa, J., Jalife, J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Excellus BCBS BluePPO
  • Excellus BCBS HMOBlue
  • GHI PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare HMO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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