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
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
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.
- 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 HMO
- CIGNA Open Access
- CIGNA PPO
- 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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1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912
Phone: (706) 721-3226
Fax: (706) 721-7508