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Eduardo Esper, MD

Eduardo Esper, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Eduardo Esper, MD, FACS, is a board certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon who came to Terre Haute in July of 2003. He graduated in 1997 from the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL. Dr. Esper brings to Terre Haute innovative modern technology in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, including off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. This procedure permits complete revascularization of the beating heart without the need for cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary bypass. He has extensive experience in mitral valve repair, thoracoscopy surgery, thoracic oncology, vascular and endovascular surgery. In addition, Dr. Esper was the first surgeon in the state of Indiana to perform a minimal invasive procedure to treat atrial fibrillation using radiofrequency ablation techniques.

Dr. Esper graduated from medical school at the University of EL Rosario in Bogota, Colombia. He came to the University of Minnesota in 1983 where he spent over five years in cardiovascular research and lipid metabolism. He trained in General Surgery and obtained his degree from Temple University School of Medicine before becoming a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He is the first author of over 30 publications in basic science and clinical research as well as many abstract presentations at national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Esper received several recognition awards for his publications. In 1996, he was awarded the most outstanding house staff research award at the Charles Huggins research conference of the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Esper has 5 children. He is married to Heather R. Esper, a native of St. John, Ind., and a graduate of Purdue University School of Nursing. He and his wife enjoy playing tennis, gathering with friends and quality time with their children.

Our Cardiovascular and Thoracic practice provides a wide range of services, which include but are not limited to:

Coronary Artery Bypass (On and Off pump) - During a coronary artery bypass, the diseased sections of your coronary arteries are bypassed with healthy artery or vein grafts to increase blood flow to the heart muscle tissue.

Cox Maze Cox IV Procedure - open-heart cardiac surgery procedure intended to eliminate atrial fibrillation.

Aortic and Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement - an operation to repair or replace either the Aortic Valve or the Mitral valve in the heart, normally to correct the effects of Heart Disease.

Endovascular and Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - a bulge in a section of the aorta, the body’s main artery. The aorta carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Because the section with the aneurysm is overstretched and weak, it can burst.

Carotid Endarterectomy - Carotid endarterectomy is surgery to remove plaque buildup in the carotid arteries.

Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR) - a safe and effective therapy that provides relief of severe chest pain also known as angina.

Carotid-Subclavian Bypass - The Carodid arteries are located in the neck, the subclavian blood vessel branches from the aorta and takes blood to the head and arms (situated beneath the clavicle). To create a bypass, the surgeon attaches a new blood vessel at a point above the blockage and connects it to the subclavian below the blockage.

Femoral-Popliteal Bypass - The femoral artery is located in the thigh, the popliteal artery near the knee. To create a bypass, the surgeon attaches a new blood vessel to the femoral artery at a point above the blockage and connects it to the popliteal artery below the blockage.

Femoro-Femoral Bypass - In this operation, the doctor attaches a new blood vessel from the femoral artery in one leg to the femoral artery in the other.

Aorto-Femoral Bypass - In this operation, the doctor attaches a new blood vessel to the aorta above the blockage and connects the other end to the femoral artery below the blockage.

Bronchoscopy - procedure that allows your doctor to look at your airway through a thin viewing instrument called a bronchoscope. During a bronchoscopy, your doctor will examine your throat, larynx, trachea, and lower airways.

Mediastinoscopy - a surgical procedure to examine the inside of the upper chest between and in front of the lungs (mediastinum).

Thoracotomy for: lobectomy, pneumonectomy, biopsies, decortication.

Thoracoscopy for : biopsies, pleurodesis, evacuation of pleural fluid.

Total and Partial Thyroidectomy - Thyroid surgery is used to treat thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. During this procedure, part or all of the thyroid gland is removed.

Creation of Arterio-Venous Graft/Fistula - An abnormal passageway between an artery and a vein.

Pacemaker Placement - A pacemaker is a small, battery-powered device that sends out weak electrical impulses that cause the heart muscle to contract.

Varicose Veins - Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin. They most commonly develop in the legs and ankles.
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