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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Physicians Join Wheeling Hospital’s Thoracic Surgery Team

May 8, 2020

WHEELING, WV – Joining Wheeling Hospital’s team of thoracic surgeons are two physicians from WVU Medicine’s Heart and Vascular Institute: Dr. Percival Buenaventura and Dr. Jason Lamb.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Buenaventura and Dr. Lamb join us at Wheeling Hospital,” said Douglass Harrison, Wheeling Hospital CEO. “This further reinforces the strength of the WVU Medicine partnership and why we aligned ourselves with them. Their ability to strengthen and enhance our clinical capabilities will serve this community well.”

Dr. Michael Campsey, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s Division of Cardiology northern region director and Wheeling Hospital chief medical officer, said, “The advanced surgical skills that these WVU surgeons bring to the community will allow more patients to receive the excellent care they deserve without having to leave the region. I look forward to working with all of our thoracic surgeons to build a high level thoracic surgery program at Wheeling Hospital that serves our entire region.”

Buenaventura graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Maryland, then furthered his training with fellowships and residencies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Boston.

He is board certified in cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Buenaventura’s clinical focus is:
• Robotic/laparoscopic surgeries
? Robotic lung sparing/lung cancer surgery
? Anti-reflux surgery, including insertion of LINX
? Esophagectomy
? Hiatal hernia surgery
? Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and other mediastinal tumors
• Surgery for advanced lung cancer
• POEM (endoscopic myotomy) and robotic Heller myotomy for achalasia
• Rigid bronchoscopy/cryotherapy/YAG laser for airway diseases
• Surgery for mesothelioma
• Tracheal resection

Lamb is director of Thoracic Surgical Quality and co-director of Outreach Thoracic Services in the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute.

Lamb earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia. His internship and residencies were performed at Allegheny General Hospital and he has practiced in that region for more than 15 years. In 2019 he was voted one of Pittsburgh’s Best Doctors by Pittsburgh Magazine. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

His clinical focus includes both benign and malignant disorders of the lung, pleura, mediastinum and upper GI tract. Lamp specializes in:
• minimally invasive approaches to lung cancer
• lung nodules
• interstitial lung disease
• pleural effusions
• mesothelioma
• mediastinal masses
• thymoma
• mediastinal adenopathy
• gastrosesophageal reflux (GERD)
• hiatal hernia
• paraesophageal hernia
• esophageal cancer
• esophageal stricture
• esophageal diverticuli
• achalasia.

Buenaventura and Lamb join Wheeling Hospital’s other thoracic surgeons: Dr. David Haybron, Dr. John Klay, Dr. Victor Maevsky and Dr. Howard Shackelford.

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