Dr. Steven Ryan DeMeester MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Steven DeMeester is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Keck Hospital of USC and LAC/University of Southern California Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and has been in practice for 27 years. Dr. DeMeester accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 14 doctors at Keck Hospital of USC and one of 3 at LAC/University of Southern California Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult General Thoracic, Minimally Invasive Thoracic, Thoracic Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests: Gastroesophageal Reflux, Barrett Esophagus, Esophageal Achalasia, Esophageal Neoplasms

Hospital Affiliation

Keck Hospital of USC
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

LAC/University of Southern California Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Residency, General Surgery, 1987–1993

Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1993–1994

St Louis Children's Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1994–1996

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 20 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 8 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACP), American College of Physicians
1997

Publications & Presentations

The value of high-resolution manometry in the assessment of the resting characteristics of the lower esophageal sphincter.
Ayazi, S., Hagen, J.A., Zehetner, J., Ross, O., Wu, C., Oezcelik, A., Abate, E., Sohn, H.J., Banki, F., Lipham, J.C., DeMeester, S.R., Demeester, T.R.

Questions regarding surgery to correct short-segment BE: comment on "Late results of the surgical treatment of 125 patients with short-segment Barrett esophagus".
DeMeester, S.R.

Clinical characteristics, biologic behavior, and survival after esophagectomy are similar for adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction and the distal esophagus.
Leers, J.M., DeMeester, S.R., Chan, N., Ayazi, S., Oezcelik, A., Abate, E., Banki, F., Lipham, J.C., Hagen, J.A., DeMeester, T.R.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • BCBS Alabama PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref

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