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Columbia heart surgeons discuss age limits and quality testing for surgeons
Earlier this month the New York Times explored an important question: “When is the surgeon too old to operate?” Columbia's heart surgeons give us their insight.
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Dr. Takayama and Dr. Patel perform an aortic surgery
Aortic surgery experts at Columbia explain how aortic surgery patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach between cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons.
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What can heart surgery outcomes tell patients?
Heart surgery has come a long way from when Dr. F. John Lewis performed one of the first open heart surgeries on a 5-year-old girl in 1952 to correct a birth defect that left a hole in the wall of the upper chamber in her heart.
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We Heart Hearts: A Love Story
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The Heart: A Love Story

How a Vital Organ Became A Symbol for Love
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Understanding the Mounting Crisis in Women's Heart Health
Teaching patients to advocate for their own heart health via awareness campaigns is starting to make an impact, but there is much more work to be done on the side of health care professionals.
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Leading surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital are collaborating with the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (CHoNJ) to perform pediatric cardiac surgical procedures.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

NYP/Columbia Welcomes New Faculty

In 2018, we welcomed several internationally renowned physicians to the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. These men and women are leaders in their respective fields. They have a track record of innovation and their collaborative multidisciplinary team approach allows them to provide the very highest level of patient care. While these surgeons spearhead the newest treatments and techniques, they are also very compassionate communicators.
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Damien J. LaPar, MD, MSc, has joined the Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at the NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill-Cornell Medical Center.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

NYP/Columbia Welcomes World Leader in Valve Surgery

Vinayat (Vinnie) Bapat, MD, a world-renowned surgeon with expertise in open heart and minimally-invasive valve surgery, and a pioneer of transcatheter devices, has joined the faculty at NYP/Columbia.
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