cardiothoracic surgery

Joining us this afternoon to respond to your questions and comments is Dr. Charles Bakhos, a thoracic surgeon and associate professor of surgery with Albany Medical Center. He specializes in both open and minimally invasive surgeries of the lungs and esophagus, as well as being a pioneer in airway surgery in the region. 

  Rob Dunn's The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process.

Joining us on this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop to discuss cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery is Dr. Lewis Britton, head of cardiac surgery at Albany Medical Center.

Dr. Britton specializes in a full range of cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeries, including aortic surgery, complex coronary surgery and minimally invasive valve surgery.

A graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, Dr. Britton completed his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and is board certified in thoracic surgery. WAMC’s Bob Barrett hosts.