The Cardiothoracic Surgery Program at the Heart & Vascular Center provides critical support to patient when chest, lung and esophageal conditions require expert attention. Leading this program is Dr. James Narrod, a specialist in thoracic surgery for the last three decades who also performed the first successful lung and heart transplants in the state of Colorado. Dr. Narrod has most recently been focusing his efforts on minimally invasive approaches for treating patients, as he and his patients appreciate the long term health benefits these procedures deliver without months of recovery time. Dr. Narrod has performed the first thoracic and vascular surgeries here at Valley View, including minimally invasive surgery to remove lung nodules. His expertise includes coordinating a multi-discipline approach, that may call for an oncologist, radiation therapist and surgeon to come up with a treatment plan together.
Dr. Narrod is available to assist primary care physicians in evaluating chest and lung masses seen on X-rays, vascular problems that may include leg pain, or even hyperhidrosis — excessive sweating. As a physician who is driven by the needs of those who need care, Dr. Narrod strives to improve quality of life, returning patients back to their lives or even a better version of their lives, as seamlessly as possible.
- Comprehensive thoracic surgical evaluations
- Minimally invasive resection of lung nodules
- Minimally invasive resection of cancers
- Thoracic sympathectomies
- Treatment of hyperhidrosis
- Pericardial windows
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