Within the NYP/Columbia Department of Surgery, more than two dozen departments and programs offer specialized care in breast surgery, colorectal surgery, pancreas surgery, and more.
The department is pleased to announce that three of its divisions – Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery – have united into an integrated Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery. According to Deborah Schwarz, RPA, CIBE, Executive Director of the Office of External Affairs, the unification will facilitate integration of procedures, sharing of techniques, and cross-collaboration between the disciplines.
Emile Bacha, MD is the Chief of the newly combined division. Joshua Sonett, MD, remains the Thoracic Section Chief, and James F. McKinsey, MD, remains the Vascular Section Chief.
Sometimes it takes more than medicine to treat heart disease. In this brief Sharecare video, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Emile Bacha discusses when and why heart disease requires surgery.
Emile Bacha, MD
Dr. Bacha is Chief, Division of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery and Director of Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical
Dr. Bacha answers additional questions from patients and family members in other brief, easy-to-understand Sharecare videos here, including:
- Do children grow out of heart abnormalities?
- How are pediatric congenital heart defects treated?
- What diseases lead to heart transplants in children?
- Why are some children born with congenital heart defects?
- Do I need a special diet after heart surgery?
- Do I need to quit smoking before heart surgery?
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