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Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic & Endovascular Surgeons join SGMC

Posted on: July 30th, 2014

Cardiovascular Surgeons (L-R) Randall B. Brown, MD; Maurice M. Solis, MD and Joe H. Johnson MD in the full-time practice of cardiac, vascular, endovascular and thoracic surgeries. Valdosta, GA – The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center announces that Randall B. Brown, MD; Joe H. Johnson MD; and Maurice M. Solis, MD have joined the Medical Staff of South Georgia Medical Center to perform comprehensive cardiac, thoracic, peripheral vascular and endovascular surgery services at the Dasher Memorial Heart Center.The three surgeons will operate a full-time medical practice and professional office named the SGMC CardioVascular Institute.  The medical office, which is located in Suite 230 of the Professional Building which is adjacent to SGMC, will be open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. “The Dasher Memorial Heart Center at SGMC hosts the cardiac service line and is the only full-service provider for cardiac and vascular diseases in our region,” explains SGMC CEO Randy Sauls. “With over 70 years of combined surgical experience, Drs. Brown, Johnson and Solis are able to treat the entire cardiovascular system. Their services range from preventive medicine to treating more complex heart and vascular diseases including coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease, which includes the treatment of all the body’s major arteries and veins.”Sauls says that the hospital welcomes the addition of these distinguished physicians who have relocated to Valdosta to provide services 24/7.  These surgeons are nationally recognized by the Healthgrades® Honor Roll and are designated Healthgrades Recognized Doctors. Collectively, Drs. Brown, Johnson and Solis have performed more than 29,000 combined elective and emergency procedures in their careers including 8,800 cardiac procedures and 20,000 vascular procedures.The addition of surgeons with endovascular expertise expands the services offered at SGMC and now provides area affiliated physicians, podiatrists and other referring physicians a direct referral channel for patients experiencing vascular, cardiac and thoracic diseases. As a regional heart and vascular referral center, SGMC accepts patients from a number of referring hospitals. The hospital will hold a reception in September to introduce the surgeons to the community. The SGMC CardioVascular Institute is accepting patients at their office in the SGMC Professional Building, 2409 N. Patterson Street, Suite 230.  For more information, go to or contact 229-259-4369.