Sovah Health today announced that board certified thoracic and vascular surgeon William P. Sweezer, Jr., MD FACS, has joined the medical staff at Sovah Health and will be seeing patients at the newly opened practice Sovah Thoracic and Vascular Surgery.
“Dr. Sweezer was an integral part of our team for five years, beloved and respected by his fellow physicians, hospital staff, patients and the community,” said Alan Larson, Market President of Sovah Health & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sovah Health - Danville. “Sovah Health is thrilled to kick off 2019 with Dr. Sweezer’s return. His passion and expertise in thoracic and vascular surgery expands our region’s access to high quality surgical care.”
Dr. Sweezer returns to Danville after three years in Houston, Texas, where he was in private practice and on the medical staff at Houston Northwest Medical Center, CH St. Luke’s Health – The Vintage Hospital and CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital. A graduate of Meharry Medical College (Nashville, TN), Dr. Sweezer completed a thoracic and cardiac residency and fellowship at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and an endovascular surgery fellowship at Columbia-Cornell Presbyterian Hospitals (New York, NY). He is a well respected member of multiple societies and organizations including the American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, National Medical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Society of Vascular Surgery and the Critical Limb Ischemia Global Society.
“Coming back to Danville is truly a blessing as my wife and I have always considered this our home,” said Dr. Sweezer. “I look forward to working with all Sovah associates to provide great care to the patients in our area, reconnecting with friends and getting involved in the community.”
Dr. Sweezer is accepting new patients and referrals at his practice Sovah Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, located at 201 South Main Street, Suite 3400, in Danville. He performs thoracic surgery, including lung resections, esophageal surgery, and lymph node biopsies, and vascular surgery, including carotid surgery, lower and upper extremity bypass, endovascular surgery, and treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms. The practice can be reached at 434.799.4586.