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Bethesda Magazine HEALTH | September/October 2013 315
PROFILES | PHYSICIANS
Choosing the right cardiac surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. The three highly experienced
surgeons at the NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital have
performed more than 20,000 procedures.
In partnership with the National Heart, Lung and Blood
Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, Suburban
Hospital’s cardiac surgery program achieves better results
with fewer complications than most hospitals in the region and
the nation and fewer unplanned readmissions after surgery.
The NHLBI relationship also enables patients to participate in
Drs. Keith Horvath, Philip Corcoran, and Michael Siegenthaler
have expertise in numerous surgical interventions for heart
disease including coronary artery bypass grafts; valve repair
and replacement; treatment of aortic dissection, aneurysms and
carotid disease; and advanced chest surgery for lung cancer
and esophageal disease.
Dr. Horvath, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, is also director
of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Program at NHLBI and
a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr.
Horvath performed the first laser revascularization of the heart
combined with stem cell injections to create new blood vessels
in the heart and alleviate chest pain. Dr. Corcoran served as
chief of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Service at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center and has expertise in less invasive, robotic-as-sisted surgical techniques. Dr. Siegenthaler was previously the
associate director of the artificial heart program at the University
of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Suburban Hospital’s cardiothoracic surgeons are among
dozens of board-certified primary- and specialty-care doctors
who comprise Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.
The three highly experienced surgeons at the NIH Heart Center at
Suburban Hospital have performed more than 20,000 procedures.
Cardiothoracic Surgeons, NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital