Cardiothoracic Surgeon Robert K. Salley, MD Provides Services for the Kentucky Area

Get to know Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Robert K. Salley, who serves the Kentucky area at Saint Joseph Hospital.

Speciality: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical School: Louisiana State University

Hospital Affiliation: Saint Joseph Hospital

Education: Dr. Salley graduated with his medical degree from Louisiana State University in 1977. Following medical school, he completed his internship with the University of South Alabama Medical Center. Driven to further his education, Dr. Salley went on to obtain his fellowship at Vanderbilt University Hospital. He completed several residencies within the University of South Alabama Medical Center, the University of Rochester, and Greenlane Hospital.

Experience: He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and maintains membership with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Salley treats countless conditions including cardiomyopathy, congenital heart defects, congenital heart disease, esophageal cancer, head and neck cancer, pleura cancer, pulmonary disease, and much more.

Current Position: Following his residencies, Dr. Salley began his career at Saint Joseph Hospital now with over 41 years experience. He specializes in Congenital heart, Valve heart, Lung surgery, Esophagus surgery, Complex aortic & mitral valve repair/replacement, Atrial fibrillation, Full Root Stentless porcine aortic valve replacement.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon: Dr. Salley works with his patients in order to perform Cardiothoracic Surgery. His goal is to provide patients and family members with the educational tools to understand the condition being treated and work together to achieve a resolution. Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax – generally treatment of conditions of the heart and lungs. Cardiothoracic surgeons operate on diseases that occur in the organs inside the chest and in the bony structures and tissues that form the chest cavity. Coronary artery disease is one of the most common diseases treated by cardiothoracic surgeons. General thoracic surgeons treat primarily lung cancer and diseases of the esophagus and chest wall. Congenital heart surgeons care for babies and children with holes between the heart chambers or abnormal connections within the heart.

Personal: Dr. Salley attributes his professional success to his perseverance and dedication to his work and patients. He dedicates his personal time to his interest in racing cars.

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