Gwinnett Medical Center Announces Cardiology Practice

Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is pleased to announce that CardioVascular Group (CVG) has joined Gwinnett Medical Group. CVG has provided outstanding cardiology care to thousands of patients in the community for over 30 years and includes 11 of the area’s most experienced cardiologists. While CVG is based in Lawrenceville, the practice also has locations in Atlanta, Snellville,Buford, Duluth and Johns Creek.

“We’ve long considered the CVG physicians as partners since many were extremely instrumental in championing and securing open heart services for Gwinnett.” said Phil Wolfe, President and CEO of Gwinnett Medical Center. “We couldn’t be more proud that this practice has selected Gwinnett Medical Group to be their home.” GMC’s Strickland Heart Center served hundreds of patients in the first year alone.

Manfred Sandler, MD, cardiologist with CVG, said “CVG strives to provide patients with state-of-the-art technology, advanced prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease. This partnership will allow us to further this goal to meet and exceed the diverse needs of our patient community.” Dr. Sandler has served as medical director of cardiology at GMC for 15 years.

CardioVascular Group provides services for both the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Services including:

  • Stress testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Vascular services
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Coronary interventions, including cardiac catheterization and angioplasty
  • Peripheral interventions, including percutaneous stenting
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
  • Pacemakerimplantation
  • State of the art electrophysiology diagnostic procedures and therapeutic catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias.

Listed below are those physicians affiliated with the practice and their areas of expertise: 

  • Mary E. Bergh, MD, board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology;
  • Lance B. Friedland, MD,board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases;
  • Louis I. Heller, MD, board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology;
  • Laurence M. Lesser, MD, board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases;
  • Salil J. Patel, MD,board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology;
  • E. Edward Proctor, MD, board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases;
  • Philip A. Romm, MD, board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology;
  • Manfred A. Sandler, MD, board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease;
  • Niraj Sharma, MD, board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and electrophysiology;
  • Searle Videlefsky, MD, board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology; and,
  • David A. Wilson, MD, board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and electrophysiology.

About Gwinnett Medical Center

Gwinnett Medical Center is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Offering cardiovascular, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care as well as a full continuum of wellness services, GMC’s 4,500 associates and 800 affiliated physicians serve more than 400,000 patients annually. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org or follow us at facebook.com/gwinnettmedical, twitter.com/gwinnettmedical or youtube.com/gwinnettmedical.



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