Thoracic & Vascular Surgery

As a fellowship trained and board certified thoracic and vascular surgeon, Dinesh Bhaskaran, MD, FACS, Mount Nittany Physician Group, and a team of professionals specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions of the veins, arteries and chest.

About thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery treats diseases affecting the organs inside the chest including the lungs, chest wall, esophagus and diaphragm.

Common thoracic conditions treated include:

  • Lung cancer/diseases
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Aneurysms of the chest
  • Gastro esophageal reflux disease

About vascular surgery

Endovascular (minimally invasive) and traditional surgeries are available to treat conditions affecting the veins and arteries.

Common vascular conditions treated include:

  • Aneurysms (an abnormal widening of an artery caused by a weakness in its wall)
  • Aortic disease
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Renal vascular disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous blood clots

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Dinesh Bhaskaran, MD, FACS, joins Mount Nittany Physician Group’s new Thoracic & Vascular Surgery practice

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Dinesh Bhaskaran, MD, FACS, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Thoracic & Vascular Surgery. Dr. Bhaskaran obtained his medical degree from the University of Zambia Medical School in Lusaka, Zambia. He completed residencies in general surgery at Maimonides Medical Center and cardiothoracic surgery at State University of New York Health Science Center, and was selected as chief resident for both residencies. In addition, Dr. Bhaskaran concluded an advanced cardiac surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. and an endovascular fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Board certified by the America...

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