*This service is available for patients located in majority of 50 US states as well as for all international patients.
NATURE OF THE WORK
A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative care, and critical care of patients with acquired and congenital pathologic conditions within the chest. Included are the surgical repair of heart lesions as well as congenital and acquired conditions of the heart, including the pericardium, coronary arteries, valves, and myocardium. It also includes pathologic conditions of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall; abnormalities of the great vessels, tumors of the mediastinum; and diseases of the diaphragm and pericardium. Management of the airway and injuries of the chest are within the scope of the specialty.1
Thoracic surgeons can receive training in the following subspecialty:
congenital cardiac surgery, which involves operative treatment of structural abnormalities involving the heart and major blood vessels.
Residency training in thoracic surgery is six to eight years.
D. Tyler Greenfield, MD
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery , ABTS
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
General Surgery - Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Cardiothoracic Surgery – Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery – The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
D. Tyler Greenfield, M.D., FACS, FACC, FACCP trained in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. He also received additional training in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Greenfield is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He was previously on the faculty at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, LA. He is currently a surgeon with the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute in Kingsport, TN and has an active practice in cardiac, thoracic, vascular, endovascular and endovenous surgery.
* ACS, STS, STSA, ACC
David Gordon MD
MCV-VCU, Richmond Virginia
General Surgery - East Carolina University, New York Medical College
CardioThoracic Surgery - SUNY Buffalo
Critical Care Medicine - New York Medical College
David A. Gordon, MD, FACS completed his General Surgery Residency at New York Medical College, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at New York Medical College and his Cardio Thoracic Residency at SUNY Buffalo. He has vast experience in all aspects of Critical Care Medicine. He has performed over 5000 Cardiac and Thoracic procedures including, mitral valve repair and replacement, aortic valve replacement and coronary bypass surgery, on pump and off pump and minimally invasive surgery, pacemaker and defibrillator surgery. He has performed all aspects of Thoracic Surgery to include lung resections and Video Assisted lung procedures, Esophageal and Tracheal procedures and Spinal Fusion. In addition, Dr. Gordon has an extensive surgical background to include all of the Surgical Sub-Specialties involving, General Surgery, Urologic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Surgery. Dr. Gordon has practiced Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He is Board Certified in Cardio Thoracic Surgery.
Eric Presser, M.D.
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Ross University School of Medicine
St Vincents Hospital and Medical Center, NY, NY
Cardiothoracic Surgery - LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Univ Texas SA- San Antonio, TX
Eric R. Presser MD completed his general surgical residency at St Vincents Medical Center in Manhattan NY after graduating from Ross University School of Medicine.
He trained in Cardiothoracic surgery at LSU Medical Center and University of Texas in San Antonio. While Dr. Presser performs the full spectrum of thoracic and esophageal surgery, his main interest is minimally invasive Thoracic procedures. He performs "awake" as well as single incision Thoracoscopy (VATS) and is a tremendous supporter and advocate for lung cancer screening. He is board certified in Thoracic Surgery and has been an attending Thoracic surgeon since 2006.
Marvin F. Ewy, M.D., FACS
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Ohio State University College of Medicine
General Surgery Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Marvin F. Ewy, M.D., FACS trained in general surgery at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus Ohio. Additional training in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery was obtained at the University of Missouri Health Science Center in Missouri. Advanced training was obtained in peripheral vascular interventions including angioplasty, stenting, laser atherectomy and endovascular plaque removal. Specialize training in phlebology including endovenous ablation and periperal vascular ultrasound performance and interpretation. Current practice consists of peripheral vascular surgery, endovascular interventions and general thoracic surgery.
Steven C. Howe, MD
American Board of Surgery
Georgetown University School of Medicine
University of California San Diego
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians
Dr. Steven Howe is a board certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon.
After receiving a master’s degree in Anatomy and Cellular Biology from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, Dr. Howe graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. He then completed his internship and residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and fellowship training at University of California San Diego.
Dr. Howe served as chief resident of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of California San Diego, Children’s Hospital San Diego, and Veteran’s Administration Hospital in San Diego. He has been in practice as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in both community and teaching hospitals since 2003.
Dr. Howe also served his country as a Lieutenant Medical Corps, Battalion Surgeon in Guam, Spain, and Lieutenant Commander Medical Corps, Surgeon Carrier on the USS John C. Stennis, serving in the Persian Gulf.
Vijay Singh, M.D.
American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ross University- School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, General Surgery Resident (PGY 3-5) Baltimore, MD
Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine at Hofstra University Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship (PGY 6,7) New Hyde Park, NY
Vijay A. Singh, MD is a board certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He trained in General Surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and has done fellowships at Johns Hopkins and Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine. Currently, he is practicing in New York as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He has published many articles on various topics which include general, burn and cardiovascular & thoracic surgery.
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