In a journey that’s been years in the making, Lexington Medical Center is beginning to offer a full range of cardiovascular services, including open heart surgery and therapeutic cardiac catheterizations.
“It means better care for our patients,” says Mike Biediger, president and CEO of Lexington Medical Center.
The first component of the hospital’s new cardiovascular program is Lexington Medical Heart Center, a program affiliated with Duke Medicine, home to the number seven ranked heart hospital in the nation and the only top ten heart program in the Southeast. The affiliation will allow Lexington Medical Center physicians to consult with Duke physicians and have access to the latest advances in cardiovascular care.
Dr. Jeffrey Travis, cardiothoracic surgeon at Lexington Medical Center
The second component of the heart program is Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery, a new hospital physician practice that will be home to Dr. Jeffrey Travis, the hospital’s new heart surgeon. A South Carolina native, Dr. Travis has more than 14 years of experience and has completed more than 750 heart surgeries. He received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and his medical degree at University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He joins the Lexington Medical Center network and Lexington Cardiovascular from Columbus Cardiovascular Surgery in Columbus, Ga.