Winchester Medical Center’s Division of Cardiology offers a full range of cutting edge treatment options that include both medical and interventional techniques.
Medical cardiologists will determine what diagnostic procedures you need and whether the results of these evaluations indicate that you need direct intervention or may safely embark on a course of drug therapy, lifestyle changes, or other conservative steps alone. Depending on the diagnosis, a medical cardiologist may then continue to manage or help manage your care, monitoring your condition, your drug regimen, and any need for further treatment.
Sometimes medical therapy isn’t enough and interventions become necessary. Interventional cardiologists use minimally invasive methods to clear blockages in the coronary arteries, namely angioplasty and stenting, to treat peripheral arterial disease without opening the chest for surgery. These types of procedures don’t take place in an operating room. Interventional cardiologists perform minimally invasive techniques in the catheterization lab, or cath lab as it is more commonly known.
Winchester Medical Center offers interventional treatment options including:
to learn how Valley Health eliminated a 30-minute catheterization lab wait time and is treating heart attack victims quicker.
Edward R. Kofsky, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Cardiothoracic surgeon Edward R. Kofsky, MD has joined the medical staff at Winchester Medical Center (WMC) and has been named facility’s Medical Director of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Kofsky has spent more than twenty years as a practicing surgeon, teacher, and administrator. He graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in Biology. He remained at Penn for his medical education, earning his MD degree and honors for his academic performance and surgery skills in 1984.
Dr. Kofsky completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, a two-year surgical research fellowship in cardiac metabolism at UCLA Medical Center, and fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. He was a cardiothoracic surgeon at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY, for 12 years, the last three also directing its minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery program. Dr. Kofsky is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Valley Health Cardiothoracic Surgeons
1870 amherst Street, Suite 2B
Medical Office Building I
Winchester, VA 22601
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