Girija Surya, MD, a Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon with Vein Center For Women, PC

Get to know Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon Dr. Girija Surya, who serves patients in New Jersey.

A dedicated cardiothoracic & vascular surgeon, Dr. Surya is the Founder of Vein Center For Women, PC with offices in Holmdel and East Brunswick, New Jersey. In practice since 1987, she treats all kinds of vein (venous) diseases ranging from spider veins to large ropey varicose veins to leg ulcers. 

With extensive experience in vascular and thoracic surgery, she performs various procedures such as bypass surgery for legs, repair of aortic aneurysm, carotid endarterectomy, lung resection, esophageal surgery, vena cava filter placement, angiography, and shunts. Since she believes in promoting “Total Health” for her patients, she also counsels them for management of other related conditions like weight loss, smoking cessation, nutrition information, etc. 

The Vein Center for Women was started by combining the knowledge in venous diseases and a personal interest in women’s health. The mission statement of the vein center is “Beauty inside out” as Dr. Surya believes that if one’s inner health is good, the beauty would naturally be seen and that is exactly what she tries to treat each patient with. 

Her treatment modalities include medical, supportive, conservative and surgical treatment of venous diseases, as and when needed. Both her newer and traditional treatments include state-of-the-art endo-venous closure treatment, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and stab phlebectomy – all tailored to each patient’s needs. 

Educated in India, Dr. Surya graduated with her medical degree from Madras Medical College in 1975. In medical school, she received awards and merits in Anatomy, Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Internal Medicine, and Preventative Medicine.

Upon relocating to the United States, she started her residency in surgery with a desire to ultimately train in obstetrics and gynecology. Her exposure during training, particularly in cardiac and vascular surgery, gave her a new passion. She went on to complete her residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and her fellowship in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Professionally, Dr. Surya has been practicing in Monmouth County since 1994, before which she had served on the faculty of cardiac surgery in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital from 1987 – 1990 and subsequently with Thoracic and Cardiovascular Group of N.J. at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.

One of the leading experts in her field, she is board-certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, an American surgical organization devoted to surgery of the chest.

Licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey, Dr. Surya is affiliated with RWJUH New Brunswick, Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy Division, and Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center.

Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thoracic cavity — generally treatment of conditions of the heart, lungs, and other pleural or mediastinal structures. Cardiothoracic surgeons generally perform surgery of the heart and chest.

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, including the arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives.

Born in India, Dr. Surya is an American citizen by naturalization. She currently resides in Monmouth County. She has a daughter, a son, and a golden retriever “Hershey” loved by all in the family. She loves biking, dancing, playing tennis, and painting with watercolors.

Learn More about Dr. Girija Surya:

Through her findatopdoc profile, or through Vein Center For Women, PC, 


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