Cardiothoracic Surgeon Expands Heart Surgery Program at Conemaugh

August 19, 2015

Bryan Bush, MD, a surgeon experienced in minimally invasive and robotic assisted cardiac and thoracic surgery and valve repair, has joined the team at Conemaugh Physician Group – Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Bush received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, and a master of science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College where he also completed a general surgery residency. Dr. Bush went on to complete fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY and a minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery fellowship at East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville, North Carolina.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work in the cardiothoracic surgery program at Conemaugh Memorial,” says Dr. Bush. “There is a great team here and I look forward to providing the region with the latest treatments in minimally invasive and robotic assisted heart surgery.”

Minimally invasive heart surgery allows surgeons to work through small incisions in the side of the chest, often resulting in less pain and a quicker recovery. In robotic assisted procedures, surgeons use robotic arms and 3D magnification. Physicians work closely with their patients to determine whether traditional or minimally invasive options are best.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Bush join our surgical team,” says Dr. Savas Mavridis, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line at Conemaugh Memorial. “With our aging population, heart and valve disease are big concerns for our region. We pride ourselves on providing excellent cardiac care and Dr. Bush brings additional options to our patients helping us expand our program.”

Dr. Bush comes to Conemaugh from Boynton Beach, Florida where he worked as a cardiothoracic surgeon at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. He and his wife are from New York and are the proud parents of three young daughters.