Board-certified cardiovascular surgeon Jeffrey A. Travis, MD, received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Clemson University in S.C. After graduating cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he completed his cardiothoracic and general surgery residencies at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he also became a Bradshaw Research Fellow.
With more than 16 years of surgical experience, Dr. Travis has world-class training in cardiothoracic and general surgery, completing more than 1,100 open heart surgeries during his career. As the first cardiovascular surgeon in the Lexington Medical Center network of care, he helped to establish a premier, comprehensive heart program at the hospital that includes open heart surgery and elective angioplasty.
Dr. Travis’ expertise spans all areas of the cardiovascular care, including transcathether aortic valve replacement, laser-lead extraction surgery, vascular wall biology, restenosis and remodeling, diastolic cardiac dysfunction and renovascular hypertension, paradoxical embolus and extracorporeal rewarming. He is also certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Before joining Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery in 2012, Dr. Travis worked in private practice in Georgia, performing cardiothoracic, lung and esophageal, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm surgeries.
Mr. Gomez is a board-certified physician's assistant. He is originally from Texas where he obtained his undergraduate education. He later received a graduate degree in the Surgical Physician Assistant program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before coming to Lexington Medical Center, Mr. Gomez worked as a cardiovascular Physician Assistant in Greenville, North Carolina, Florence and Columbia, SC. He has more than twelve years of experience in minimally invasive endoscopic vein harvesting, a procedure allowing the vein for coronary bypass surgery to be harvested from a keyhole incision on the leg. Victor also serves on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, where is active on both the state and national level for the PA Profession.