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About Dr. Charles Bridges
Dr. Charles Bridges, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Charlotte, NC. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery, General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Bridges is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital and Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks English.
Dr. Charles Bridges 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortic Rupture
- Coronary Artery Bypass (Beating Heart)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Diabetes Complications
- Heart Valve Diseases
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr Bridges was my doctor in Philadelphia at Pennsylvania hospital. He was fantastic!!! He saved my life, litteraly! He took a few days to review my case and gave me more than one option. I was not expected to live before I saw him! It's been almost 8 years since my surgery!!! Before my surgery, the doctors did not know how I was still alive! He is GREAT!!!!
Dr. Bridges performed very risky surgery on my father when no other surgeon wanted to touch him. My dad had previously had two strokes and a septic aneurysm of the abdominal aorta and needed bypass surgery.Dr. Bridges not only nailed the surgery, a perfect result, but he was accessible, warm and caring to my dad and our whole family. Truly, he is the standard by which other physicians should be judged!
Dr. Bridges is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Penn Med Center-Presb Med Group
Graduate Hospital-Tenet Health System
36 Years Experience
Harvard Medical School
Graduated in 1981
Brigham & Womens Hospital
Dr. Charles Bridges accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsSANGER HEART AND VASCULAR INSTITUTE, 1001 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, NC
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