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FirstHealth Cardiothoracic Surgeons Now Seeing Patients in Cumberland County

| Date Posted: 8/3/2022

Fayetteville, N.C. - FirstHealth of the Carolinas is now offering world-class heart care at its Fayetteville multi-specialty clinic with the addition of cardiothoracic surgery consultations.


Recognized by U.S. News & World Report, FirstHealth’s heart program is “high performing” in the treatment and outcomes for heart attack, heart failure and heart bypass surgery.  


Surgeons Peter Ellman, M.D., Cliff Kitchens, M.D. and Stephen Davies, M.D., will be available to evaluate patients in Fayetteville before performing procedures in Reid Heart Center on the campus of Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. They will also provide surgical follow-up visits after surgery.


"We are thrilled to be seeing patients in Cumberland County. We know that traveling to multiple appointments can be a struggle at times, so we want to take down any barriers and make it easier for patients to see our specialized surgeons for their heart care close to home,” Ellman said.


“FirstHealth’s Heart program boasts a state-of-the-art facility, Reid Heart Center, along with board certified surgeons, specialized nurses and support staff that is second to none.  Making initial and follow-up visits available is important to us so patients can feel comfortable knowing that we are bringing all the great care in Pinehurst closer to them.”


Ellman, Kitchens and Davies offer the full gamut of minimally invasive adult cardiac and thoracic procedures, including robotic lung surgery and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). They also perform coronary artery bypass grafting, surgical aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair or replacement, the MitraClip procedure and MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation.


“Our expert cardiothoracic team is looking forward to growing relationships with providers in Cumberland County who wish to have a closer option for their patients to access FirstHealth’s heart services,” Ellman said.  


Services at the multi-specialty clinic at 3716 Morganton Road in Fayetteville also include convenient care, occupational health, interventional pain medicine, vascular, urology, orthopaedics and spine orthopaedics.


To learn more about the different cardiovascular thoracic surgical treatments or for other questions, please contact us at (910) 715-4111 or (877) 715-4111 toll-free or visit


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