Heritage Valley Health System’s Cardiovascular Surgery program is one of the most comprehensive heart health programs in the region. First opened in 1994, our skilled surgeons have performed more than 5,000 open heart procedures. The Cardiovascular Surgery program is a valuable asset to area residents who would otherwise have to travel to Pittsburgh for this type of quality care.
Heritage Valley's Open Heart Surgery program offers patients a wide variety of services such as coronary bypass grafting, adult congenital surgery, minimally invasive techniques, and much more. Our open heart surgery team, consisting of a primary cardiothoracic surgeon, another physician, a scrub nurse, a circulating nurse, a perfusionist, and anesthesiologist, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, and a physician's assistant. Our highly-educated, skilled cardiovascular surgeons - Dinesh Bhaskaran, MD and Fred "Jamie" Holland, II, MD are certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Similarly, the Vascular / Endovascular Surgery program offers a broad range of services including the management of peripheral arterial disease, extracranial cerebrovascular disease, aneurysmal disease, vascular access, venous and lymphatic pathology. Procedures are performed in both the Catheterization Laboratory as well as the Surgical Operating Suite. Endovascular technology has revolutionized vascular treatment paradigms and often patients can be treated for extensive pathologies with minimally invasive techniques such as stents, stent-grafts, angioplasty, atherectomy etc and leave the hospital within 24 hours.
Edward Villella, MD, F.A.C.S. is board-certified in General Surgery by the American College of Surgeons and recently completed a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Villella is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI).
Richard Redlinger, Jr., MD, RPVI, FSVS is board-certified in general and vascular surgery. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in vascular and endovascular surgery. His clinical practice includes open surgical and endovascular (minimally invasive) treatment of aneurysms, carotid disease, peripheral vascular disease, and dialysis access.
Adult Cardiovascular Surgeries include: Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG), Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Cardiac Support in Conjunction with Neurosurgery, Urological Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery, Thoracic Aneurysm Repair, Thoracic Aneurysm Repair and Surgery of the Great Vessels, Maze Procedure (Surgical Ablation), Pacemakers, Adult Cardiothoracic Surgeries, Adult Congenital Surgery, Thoracoscopy and Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), Minimally Invasive Lung Resection for Cancer, Esophageal Resection and Reconstruction, Mediastinoscopy, Thymectomy, and, Chest Wall Reconstruction.
Vascular Surgeries include: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Open), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Endovascular), Upper Extremity Arterial Reconstruction, Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Lower Extremity Arterial Reconstruction, Subclavian Artery Transposition / Bypass, and Carotid Endarterectomy.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): Expert interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Heritage Valley Beaver have joined together to offer an innovative, minimally invasive procedure for patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis. TAVR is a less invasive alternative to open heart surgery and is a viable option for patients who cannot have surgery or for whom surgery is too risky.
Heritage Valley Beaver
Heritage Valley Beaver provides comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio and the panhandle of West Virginia.Brett K. Anderson, MDCarmen Andreescu, MDAlpa Arora, MDVikram Arora, MDSarmad Ashfaq, MD, PhDRachelle Atrasz, MDVeronica Baca, MDStephen Bader, MDSarah Bahr, DOMichael K. Ban, DMDPrabha Bansal, MDSamuel Baroody, DOPaul F. Bell, PhDRichard A. Bowers, MDMichael Boyd, MDEric Boyle, MDJoseph W. Bozek, Jr., DPMArthur M. Brant, MDLubna Bukhari, MDDavid J. Cahill, MDShayla Cammarata, DOBrian Campbell, MDCarolyn C. Chen, MDAdam Childers, MDJohn Coleman, MDSean A. Connelly, DOAmanda L. Cook, MDMatthew B. Coombs, MDDavid A. Corral, MDMichael Cratty, MD, PhDRobert A. Davis, DMDMichael Y. de Jesus, MDRobert E. Deacon, MDLeonard DeRiggi, MDTroy Desai, MDCarolyn P. Engle, MDJeffrey A. Erukhimov, MDEdward H. Estrin, MDRobert J. Fadden, MDWilliam A. Ferri, MDRobert Fishman, MDStephen M. Froman, MDMichael W. Gabriele, MDAshley Godisart, MDPaul L. Goehring, DPMTimothy J. Goetze, DOGerald M. Goltz, MDDaniel P. Greenler, MDStephen M. Hagberg, MDDouglas Harmon, Jr., DOLee M. Haselkorn, MDHannah Heliger, DORichard J. Herzig, DOKimberlee B Hobizal, DPM, MHAKyung K. Incorvati, MDRoberto Inglese, MDJohn B. Jackson, MDTimothy L. Jackson, MDDavid R. Jansma, MDKaren M. Jerome-Zapadka, MDNathan Johnson, MDHilary S. Jones, MDRamesh Kaul, MDAndrew S. Kaye, MDLauren Keitzer, MDRobert C. Knapp, MDAshutosh Kshirsagar, MDKyle Kutrovac, MDMichael A. Kwiat, MDStewart L. Lancaster, MDBenjamin A. Laracuente, MDDavid M. Lasorda, DOYehuda Lebowicz, MDJohn Lech, DORonald D. Leckey, MDJohn D. Lehman, MDYe V. Liang, MDGaetano J. Licata, MDLaurie Mathie, MDJonathan McKrell, MDGerald R. Medwick, DOThomas P. Michael, MDTae C. Min, MDGanapathi R. Moka, MDJoseph Montibeller, MDNimish Naik, MDByron Nastasi, MDParineesha Nath, MDSteven W. Neeley, MDMichael J. Oliver, DOMichael A. Orsini, MDChristopher J. Palombo, MDManojkumar R. Patel, MDNimish H. Patel, MDNirav Patel, MDMatthew G. Pesacreta, MDAdam Petroski, DOMitchell Pfeiffer, MDPaul Phillips, MDMaurice D. Prendergast, MDMary Kendall Rago, MDJoseph W. Rooney, MDLisa V. Ross, MDJacqueline Roth, MDWilliam Rust, MDCathy L. Saunders, MDMark A. Schnurer, MDRobert Schwartz, MDJames P. Scibilia, MDCarol J. Scicutella, DOThomas F. Scott, MDCarl G. Sestito, MDAmarjeet J. Singh, MDKeith Stowell, MDSuzanne M. Stragand, DOFiona Suydam, MDAndrea Synowiec, DOJoshua Sysak, DONicholas Tapyrik, MDGrace R. Tarabay, MDJames K. Tatum, MDChristina F. Teimouri, DPMCraig Trent, MDDeborah D. Troy, MDAtaç Türkay, MD, PhDMikhail Vassilenko, MDDominic G. Ventura, DOPatricia Vigder, DOSusan L. Weber, MDGabriel T. Weinberg, DOLinda Wenig, MDMatthew T. Wheeler, MDAndrew C. Wisler, MDAllen I. Wolfert, MDRuth E. Wong-Perez, MDMatthew Woodske, MDMatthew L. Wright, DOJohn C.Y. Wright Jr., MDQizhi Xie, MDS. Dale Yakish, MDPaula S. Youngdahl, MDGeorge R. Zambelli Jr., MDGregg S. Zernich, DOYijun (Eugene) Zhang, MD
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John "Tito" Francona Heart & Vascular Center - Beaver
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