Dr. Vijay S. Patel MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Vijay Patel is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Augusta, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Georgia Regents Medical Center and Trinity Hospital of Augusta. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School at Houston and has been in practice for 23 years. Dr. Patel accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 6 doctors at Georgia Regents Medical Center and one of 2 at Trinity Hospital of Augusta who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Gujarati.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic, Thoracic Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests: Valvular disease, Heart Transplant, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve, Esophageal Neoplasms, Lung Neoplasms, Tricuspid Valve, Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgical Procedures, Myxoma

Other Languages Spoken

  • Gujarati

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas at Houston
Residency, General Surgery, 1991–1998

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1998–2000

University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Class of 1991

Duke University Hospital
Post Doctoral Fellowship, CardioPulmonary Transplant Surgery, 2000–2000

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 15 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 13 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

NJ State Medical License
Active through 2015

GA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Member, Alpha Omega Aplha

Publications & Presentations

Peroxynitrite disrupts endothelial caveolae leading to eNOS uncoupling and diminished flow-mediated dilation in coronary arterioles of diabetic patients.
Cassuto, J.,Dou, H.,Czikora, I.,Szabo, A.,Patel, V. S.,Kamath, V.,Belin de Chantemele, E.,Feher, A.,Romero, M. J.,Bagi, Z.

CASE 0-2013: Supracarinal Tracheal Tear after Atraumatic Endotracheal Intubation: Anesthetic Considerations for Surgical Repair.
Arthur, M. E.,Odo, N.,Parker, W.,Weinberger, P. M.,Patel, V. S.

Lipopolysaccharide Induced Lung Injury Involves the Nitration-Mediated Activation of RhoA.
Rafikov, R.,Dimitropoulou, C.,Aggarwal, S.,Kangath, A.,Gross, C.,Pardo, D.,Sharma, S.,Jezierska-Drutel, A.,Patel, V.,Snead, C.,Lucas, R.,Verin, A.,Fulton, D.,Catravas, J. D.,Black, S. M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Excellus BCBS BluePPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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