Archive | January 18, 2012

Lexington Cardiovascular

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of Lexington Cardiovascular, a hospital physician practice that will treat patients requiring cardiac, thoracic and vascular procedures including open heart surgery.  Lexington Cardiovascular is one part of Lexington Medical Center’s new line of services offering complete cardiac care to our community. 

 

Jeffrey Travis, MD, Lexington Cardiovascular

Lexington Cardiovascular

will be home to Dr. Jeffrey Travis, Lexington Medical Center’s new heart surgeon.  Dr. Travis is a South Carolina native who completed his undergraduate degree at Clemson University and earned his medical degree at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.  Dr. Travis completed residencies in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He joins the Lexington Medical Center network and Lexington Cardiovascular from Columbus Cardiovascular Surgery in Columbus, Georgia.  Dr. Travis has more than 14 years of experience and has completed more than 750 open heart surgeries.  He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.  Dr. Travis and his wife Sheila have three children.

Victor Gomez will serve as a Physician Assistant at Lexington Cardiovascular.  Mr. Gomez graduated from Midwestern State University and the University of Texas.  He received a graduate degree in the Surgical Physician Assistant program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Before coming to Lexington Medical Center, Mr. Gomez worked as a cardiovascular Physician Assistant in Greenville, North Carolina, Florence and Columbia.  He has more than twelve years of experience in minimally invasive endoscopic vein harvesting, a procedure allowing the vein for coronary bypass surgery to be harvested from a keyhole incision in the leg.  Mr. Gomez lives with his wife and daughter in Northeast Columbia. 

The specialists at Lexington Cardiovascular have expertise in all areas of the cardiovascular system including cardiothoracic, lung and esophageal, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm surgeries.  Dr. Travis has specific interests in arterial conduits for coronary artery bypass grafts, mitral valve repair and aortic root replacement.

Beginning this spring, Dr. Travis will perform heart surgery at Lexington Medical Center as part of Lexington Medical Heart Center, a Duke Medicine affiliate.  With fourteen years of experience performing more than 750 open heart surgeries in his career, Dr. Travis looks forward to providing this important service to the people of Lexington County and the Midlands.

“Our cardiac care program will contain the quality you’ve come to expect from Lexington Medical Center,” Dr. Travis said.  “It will have patient-centered care with emphasis on the highest quality possible.”

Lexington Medical Center’s heart program is affiliated with Duke Medicine, home to the #7 ranked heart program in the country.  The partnership with Duke will allow Lexington Medical Center clinicians to build our cardiovascular program on an excellent base, consult with Duke physicians and learn about the latest advances in cardiovascular care.

Lexington Cardiovascular is located inside Lexington Medical Park 1 on the hospital campus in West Columbia at 2728 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 101.  You can call them at 803-936-7095