AboutDr. Benjamin Kozower, MD, MPH is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Louis, MO, with another office in Charlottesville, VA. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Kozower is affiliated with University of Virginia Medical Center, UVA HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and Rector and Visitors UVA Health Sciences Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Benjamin Kozower has the following 3 specialties
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
- Thoracic Surgery
If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
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- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Diabetes Complications
- Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
- Hiatal Hernia
- Lung Cancer
- Lung Transplantation
- Reperfusion Injury
- Smoking Cessation
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
Dr. Kozower is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
University of Virginia Medical Center
275A RR 5
Charlottesville, VA 22901
UVA HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
515 Ray C Hunt Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Rector and Visitors UVA Health Sciences Center
Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center
2270 Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
20 Years Experience
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
Graduated in 1997
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