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Understanding Open Heart Surgery and Advances in Cardiac Procedures

Join Lexington Medical Center heart surgeon Jeffrey Travis, MD in Sumter on Tuesday, August 5 for a presentation called “Understanding Open Heart Surgery and Advances in Cardiac Procedures.” The event is part of Lexington Medical Center’s quarterly patient education series in Sumter, featuring medical topics that are important to our community.

Dr. Jeffrey Travis

Dr. Jeffrey Travis

“Understanding Open Heart Surgery and Advances in Cardiac Procedures” will take place on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. inside Sumter Cardiology at 540 Physicians Lane in Sumter. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Dr. Travis is a physician with Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. During his career, he has performed more than 1,000 open heart surgical procedures. Dr. Travis earned his medical degree at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed residencies in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Before joining Lexington Medical Center in 2012, Dr. Travis was a heart surgeon in Georgia.

A Duke Medicine affiliate, Lexington Medical Center began its complete cardiac care program in 2012. The hospital expected to perform about 100 open heart surgeries each year. But the program has far exceeded expectations. To date, the hospital has performed more than 500 open heart surgeries. The program has earned the highest designation given to hospitals – a three-star rating for heart surgery – from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). For the year 2013, only 15 percent of heart programs nationwide have achieved this prestigious level, which is a designation that recognizes quality and clinical excellence.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has developed a comprehensive rating system for the quality of coronary artery bypass surgery among hospitals across the country. Lexington Medical Center ranked in the highest quality tier for 2013, earning the three-star rating. The STS 2013 analysis included more than 1,000 heart programs nationally.

amberg_130115_269Lexington Medical Center has also earned full chest pain accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). To receive this accreditation, Lexington Medical Center demonstrated its ability to quickly assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. By becoming an accredited chest pain center, Lexington Medical Center has enhanced the quality of care for cardiac patients and showed its commitment to the highest standards.

The hospital has continued to build its heart program by offering a variety of new services including TAVR, a minimally-invasive technique that replaces the heart’s aortic valve through a catheter, closure of holes in the heart called atrial septal defects (ASDs) and patent foramen ovale (PFO), and insertable cardiac monitors that detect abnormal heart rhythms.

Lexington Medical Center’s work with cardiovascular care extends into the community with a robust heart education program. Heart disease is an epidemic in South Carolina. One out of every 3 people in South Carolina dies of cardiovascular disease. Lexington Medical Center is working to teach our community about risk factors, prevention and cardiac technology.

For more information about Lexington Medical Center’s heart program. visit LexMed.com. For information about the quarterly patient education series in Sumter, visit SumterCardiology.com

LMC Welcomes Dr. Naveed Iqbal to Lexington Endocrinology

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Naveed Iqbal, MD to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Iqbal has joined Lexington Endocrinology to provide comprehensive medical care that preserves the quality of life of patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.

Naveed Iqbal, MD

Naveed Iqbal, MD

After earning his medical degree, Dr. Iqbal completed an internal medicine residency at University Health Center of Pittsburgh, Pa. He went on to complete fellowship training in endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He most recently served as a staff nephrologist and endocrinologist in Hartsville.

A diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Endocrinology and the American Board of Nephrology, Dr. Iqbal is also a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Endocrinologists, among others.

Lexington Endocrinology specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of endocrine issues including thyroid disorders and cancer, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, and complete diabetes care, education and management including insulin pump therapy. The practice is pleased to offer an in-house laboratory and ultrasound services.

Dr. Iqbal is accepting new patients.

Lexington Endocrinology is located at 110 East Medical Lane, Suite 120 in West Columbia.
LexingtonEndocrinology.com
(803) 936-7450

LMC Welcomes Dr. Jennifer Greene to Carolina Women’s Physicians

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Jennifer A. Greene, MD, FACOG, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Greene is practicing obstetrics and gynecology at Carolina Women’s Physicians, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Dr. Jennifer Greene

Dr. Jennifer Greene

After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Greene went on to complete an internal medicine internship at Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Company in Grand Rapids, Mich. before completing her OB/GYN internship and residency in Columbia.

Prior to joining Carolina Women’s Physicians, Dr. Greene served as an assistant professor and associate program director for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her special interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, cervical cytology and histopathology, benign disorders of the vulva/vulvodynia, and pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

She joins Allyson Jones, MD, Elizabeth Lambert, MD, Samantha Morton, MD, Julie Reed, MD and Amy McMillan, PA-C at Carolina Women’s Physicians. Dedicated to providing comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care to women of all ages in the Midlands, the practice combines state-of-the-art technology and advanced procedures with excellent patient care.

Dr. Greene is now accepting patients.

Carolina Women’s Physicians
146 N. Hospital Drive, Suite 240
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 936-7590
CarolinaWomensPhysicians.com