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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgeons at Valley Health Winchester Medical Center specialize in the treatment of patients with advanced diseases of the heart, great vessels, lungs, esophagus and chest wall. Our surgeons collaborate with referring physicians to treat the most challenging cardiac and thoracic cases and bring a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment.

Cardiac Surgery

Our cardiac surgeons specialize in the treatment of cardiovascular disease including disorders of the heart, aorta and blood vessels. We cover the full spectrum of adult cardiac surgery (excluding transplantation). Importantly, many procedures are performed through minimally invasive “key-hole” incisions… leading to improved outcomes with quicker recovery and less pain!

Our cardiac surgeons most commonly perform:

General Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is the general term for surgery pertaining to the thorax, including the lungs and esophagus. While it can also include the field of cardiac surgery, the term thoracic surgery is generally used to describe all surgeries except for those pertaining to the heart and great vessels, specifically the lungs and esophagus.

General thoracic surgeons at Winchester Medical Center work with other experienced surgeons, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, and medical and radiation oncologists to provide advanced, high-quality care to patients needing thoracic surgery.

Our general thoracic surgeons most commonly treat:

  • Lung tumors (benign and cancerous)
  • Diseases of the chest wall
  • Esophageal conditions (benign and cancerous)
  • Airway complications
  • Chest trauma

Our procedures include:

Our Surgeons

Dr. Edward Kofsky – Director, Surgical coronary revascularization
Interests: Coronary artery bypass grafting (on pump / off pump CABG), hybrid revascularization, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), general cardiac surgery

Dr. Ernesto Jimenez – Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Program, and Co-Director, Structural Heart Program
Interests: Complex valve surgery, minimally invasive aortic procedures, including TEVAR and treatment of thoracic aneurysms, minimally invasive mitral valve repairs and replacement, coronary disease treatment with arterial grafts, surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation

Dr. Shalini Reddy – Director, General Thoracic Surgery
Interests: Minimally invasive thoracic surgery (VATS and robotic), lung cancer, esophageal pathology, general thoracic surgery

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