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  • Dr. Prevosti’s Career Bio

    Dr. Prevosti graduated from Albany Medical College in New York, where he was the valedictorian of his class. His general surgery residency was completed at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health where he studied new techniques in the treatment of vascular disorders, including laser and thermal energy therapy innovations. Dr. Prevosti performed his thoracic and cardiovascular surgery fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, after which he moved to Atlanta to begin his private practice in cardiovascular surgery. He is the author of numerous articles relating to cardiovascular surgery and medicine.

    During his cardiovascular career, Dr. Prevosti has performed over 5000 open heart operations at Piedmont Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. At Piedmont Hospital he served as section chief of cardiothoracic surgery, medical director of the CV intensive care unit and telemetry unit, and chairman of the Patient Care Quality Improvement Committee. At St. Joseph’s Hospital he was an active member of the cardiovascular surgery department and served on numerous committees.

    Since 2010, Dr. Prevosti has dedicated himself full time to the treatment of venous disorders, including the outpatient treatment of varicose veins, spider veins (telangiectasia), swollen legs, lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency, venous reflux disease, pelvic congestion syndrome, vaginal varicies, and facial veins. He has performed over 1000 vein treatment procedures in the past year.

    Dr. Prevosti is board certified in cardiovascular surgery, and he is certified by the American Board of Phlebology. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeon and a member of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABLVM).

    Dr. Prevosti is a parishioner at Christ the King Cathedral and a member of the Marist School community. He volunteers his time at the Good Samaritan Healthcare Center in downtown Atlanta and supports the Children’s Restoration Network, and the Big Brother Big Sister Organizati

  • Education:

    1975-79 B.S. University of Colorado (Physics)
    1979-83 M.D. Albany Medical College

     

    Postgraduate Training, Fellowship Appointment and Employment History:

    1983-84 Intern in Surgery (first year resident), The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
    1984-85 Second Year Resident in Surgery, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
    1985-86 Third Year Resident in Surgery, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
    1986-88 Guest Researcher, National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD
    1988-89 Chief Resident in Surgery, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
    1989-90 Junior Resident in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic
    1990-91 Senior Resident in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic
    1991-2008 Private Practice, Atlanta, Georgia
    2009 Staff Surgeon, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK
    2010 Medical Director, Vein Innovations
    2011 – Now Medical Director and Founder of VEINatlanta

     

    Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies:

    1978 Engineering Scholarship, University of Colorado
    1983 Alpha Omega Alpha
    1983 Harold C. Wiggers Award, “…in the opinion of classmates, exemplified the qualities of an outstanding physician…”, Albany Medical College
    1983 The Charles Eckert Award, “…outstanding academic achievement in surgery…” Albany Medical College
    1983 The Kenneth B. Olson Prize, “…best potential for developing a career in a clinical oncology…” Albany Medical College
    1983 Dean’s Service Award, “…to medical students rendering significant services to his class…” Albany Medical College

     

    Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies:

    • American College of Surgeons
    • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

     

    Research:

    • DNA Repair in E. coli, American Medical Center and Cancer Hospital, Denver, Colorado. 1979.
    • Quantitative Bone Scanning, Albany Medical College, American Cancer Society, Summer Fellowship, 1980.
    • Early Detection of Spinal Epidural Metastases, Albany Medical College, American Cancer Society, Summer Fellowship, 1981.
    • Sternal Wound Infections, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1984-1988.
    • New Methods of Arterial Recanalization, Laser Applications in Cardiovascular Surgery, Surface Thrombogenicity, National Institutes of Health, 1986-1988.

     


     

    Bibliography:

    Original Papers:

    • Prevosti LG, Lawrence JB, Leon MB, Smith PD, Lu DY,
    • Kramer WS, Clark RE. Surface thrombogenicity after excimer and hot tip thermal ablation of plaque: Morphometric studies using an annular perfusion chamber. Surg Forum 1987: 38:338-3
    • Prevosti LG, Wynne JJ, Becker CS, Linsker R, Shires GT. Laser induced fluorescence detection of atherosclerotic plaque using hematoporphyrin derivative as an exogenous probe. J Vasc Surg 1988; 7:500-6.
    • Prevosti LG, Leon MB, Smith PD, Dodd JT, Bonner RF, Robinowitz M, Clark RE, Virmani R. The early and late healing responses of normal canine artery excimer laser irradiation. J. Thoracic Cardiovascular Surg 1988; 86-150-156.
    • Leon MB, Lu DY, Prevosti LG, MacD WW, Smith PD, Granovsky M, Bonner RF, Balaban RS. Human arterial surface fluorescence: Atherosclerotic plaque identification and effects of laser atheroma ablation. J Amer Coll Cardiol 1988; 12: 94-102.
    • Prevosti LG, Subramainian V, Rothaus K, Dineen P. A comparison between the open and closed methods for the initial treatment of sternal wound infections. J. Cardiovasc Surg 1989; 30: 757-63.
    • Lawrence JB, Prevosti LG, Kramer WS, Lu DY, Leon MB. Platelet adherence and thrombus formation with flowing human blood on atherosclerotic plaque: Reduced thrombogenicity of Watanabeheritable hyperlipidemic rabbit aortic subendothelium. Thrombosis Research 1989; 54: 99-114.
    • Leon MB, Almagor Y, Bartorelli AL, Prevosti LG, Teirstein PS, Chang R, Miller DL, Smith OD, Bonner RF. Fluorescence-guided laser-assisted balloon angioplasty in patients with femoropopliteal occlusions. Circulation 1990; 81: 143-155.
    • Almagor Y, Prevosti LG, Bartorelli AL, Keren G, Ferrans VJ, Jones M, Leon MB. Balloon expandable stent implantation in stenotic right heart valved conduits. J. Am Coll Cardiol 1990; 16: 1310-4.
    • Lawrence JB, Prevosti LG, Lu Dy, Bonner RF, Smith PD, Kramer WS, Leon MB. Surface thrombogenicity after pulsed laser and thermal ablation of plaque: Morphometric studies using an annular perfusion chamber. J. Am Coll Cardiol 1992; 19: 1091-1100.
    • Mikkilineni RS, Subrahmanya B, Cheng AW, Prevosti LG. Liposarcoma of the Posterior Mediastinum in a Child. Chest 1994; 106: 1288-89.
    • Davidson PC, Steed RD, Bode BW, Hebblewhite HR, Prevosti, LG, Cheekati V. Use of a Computerized Intravenous Insulin Algorithm Within a Nurse-Directed Protocol For Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery. J Diabetes Sci Technol 2008; 2(3): 369-75.

     

    Abstracts:

    • Prevosti LG, Dineen P. Subramainian VA, Rothaus RO. A comparison of the open and closed methods in the initial treatment of sternal wound infections. J Cardiovasc Surg 1987; 28 (supp):5.
    • Prevosti LG, Leon MB, Dodd JT, Smith PD, Bonner RF, Robinowitz M, Virmani R. Early and late healing responses of canine arterial wall to excimer laser irradiation. J Amer Coll Cardiol 1987; 9:85A.
    • Prevosti LG, Cook SA, Leon MB, Bonner RF. Comparison of particulate debris size from excimer and argon laser ablation. Circulation 1987: 76 ((Part II) L IV-409).
    • Prevosti LG, Lawrence JB, Leon MB, Kramer WS, Lu Dy, Smith PD, Bonner RF. Reduced surface thrombogenicity after thermal ablation of plaque. Circulation 1987; 76 (Part II): IV-408.
    • Leon MB, Prevosti LG, Smith PD, Bonner RF, Murphy-Chutorian D, Mok W. Probe and fire laser angioplasty: Fluorescence atheroma detection and selective laser a atheroma ablation. Circulation 1987; 76 (Part II): IV-409.
    • Leon MB, Prevosti LG, Smith PD, Swain TA, McIntosh CL, Geschwind HJ, Mok W, Murphy-Chutorian D, Bonner RF. In vivo laser-induced fluorescence plaque detection: Preliminary results in patients. Circulation 1987: 76 (Part II): IV-808.
    • Lawrence MB, Prevosti LG, Leon MB, Dramer WS, Lu DY, Smith PD, Bonner RF. Platelet adherence and thrombus formation with flowing human blood on atherosclerotic plaque: subendothelium. Blood 1987; 70 (suppl 1): 405a.
    • Prevosti LG, Leon MB, Virmani R, Bartorelli AL, Almagor Y, Teirstein P. Stent implantation in vein grafts: Safety, patency, and host response. Circulation 1988; 78 (Part II): II-407.
    • Almagor Y, Prevosti LG, Bartorelli AL, Eidbu E, Jones M, Leon MB. Balloon expandable stent implantation in stenotic right heart valved conduits. Circulation 1988; 78 (Part II): II-83.
    • Leon MB, Almagor Y, Bartorelli AL, Prevosti LG, Teirstein PS, Chang R, Miller DL, Smith PD, Bonner RF. Fluroscence guided laser angioplasty in patients with femoropopliteal occlusions. Circulation 1988; 78 (Part II): II-294.
    • Bartorelli AL, Almagor Y, Prevosti LG, Swain JA, McIntosh CL, Smith PD, Bonner RF, Leon MB: In vivo coronary plaque recognition by laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy. Circulation 1988; 78 (Part II): II-294.

     

    Editorials, Reviews, Chapters:

    • Bonner RF, Smith PD, Prevosti LG, Bartorelli AL, Almagor Y, Leon MB. Laser sources for angioplasty. Ed: Abella G: In: Lasers in cardiovascular medicine and surgery: Fundamentals and techniques. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 1990.
    • Bonner RF, Smith PD, Prevosti LG, Leon MB. New sources for laser angioplasty: ER: YAG, excimer lasers, and nonlaser hot tip catheters. Ed: Vogel, JH, King SB. In: Internal cardiology: Future directions. CV Mosby Co., St. Louis, 1989.
    • Smith PD, Prevosti LG, Underhill DJ, Leon MB. Angioscopy: Basic Principals of operation and performance characteristics. Ed: White GH. In: Angioscopy: Vascular and coronary applications. Yearbook Medical Publishers, Chicago, 1988.

     

    Directorships:

    • Acting Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Piedmont Hospital, 2004-2006.
    • Medical Director, CVICU Piedmont Hospital, 1997-2008.
    • Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Telemetry Floor Piedmont Hospital, 1997-2008.
    • Chairman, Cardiothoracic Value Enhancement Committee, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA 2002-2007

     

    Committees:

    • Executive Surgical Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta, GA 1992-1993.
    • Transfusion Committee, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA 1992-1994.
    • Surgery QA Committee, Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, GA 1993-1994.
    • Critical Care Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta, GA 1993-1995
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery Q/A Committee, St. Joseph’s Hospital Atlanta, GA 1991-1995
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery Q/A Committee, Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta, GA 1991-1994
    • Critical Care Committee, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA 1995-1996
    • Chairman, Cardiothoracic Value Enhancement Committee, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA 2002-2007
    • Infection Control Committee, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA 1999-2008.
    • Glycemic Control Committee, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK 2009.
    • Heart Hospital Steering Council/QA, Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa OK 2009.