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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 dedicated team of surgeons offer the highest level of quality in cardiothoracic surgery and are recognized experts in their areas of sub-specialty. Our surgeons collaborate with referring physicians to treat the most challenging cardiac and thoracic cases and bring a state-of the art, multi-disciplinary 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), often offering second-opinion services for patients deemed too high risk for intervention elsewhere. 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. Basel Ramlawi – Chairman, Heart & Vascular Center/ Director, Advanced Valve & Aortic Center
Interests: Advanced heart surgery, complex valve repair, Aortic disease (open and TEVAR), Minimally invasive and catheter-based valve repair, atrial fibrillation surgery

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

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. Christopher Gullett
Interests: General cardiac surgery, general thoracic surgery, cardiovascular ICU

Clinical Team Members

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