Holiday Hours

Our three Urgent Cares in Raleigh, Cary and Forestville Crossing closed at 6 pm on Wednesday, December 12 and will reopen at 8 am on Thursday, December 13. 

All other WakeMed Physician Practices, including Ortho Urgent Care in North Raleigh, and WakeMed services will be open normal hours.

Remember, our hospitals and emergency departments never close.


Meet Our Surgeons

Our Services:

WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians - Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery offers traditional and cutting-edge heart, aortic, chest, esophageal and lung surgery techniques, including minimally-invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Our cardiovascular and thoracic surgery program has consistently been ranked among the top cardiac surgical programs in the country, and our specialties include:

  • Arrhythmia treatment
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Cardiac tumor removal
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Septal defect closure
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Chest wall and first-rib resections
  • Esophageal procedures
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung resections and biopsy
  • Mediastinal resections and biopsy
  • Pleural procedures

We are welcoming new patients and we accept most insurance plans.

Our Locations:

Our Physicians

Bryon James Boulton, MDDr. Bryon Boulton

Structural Heart Surgery
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center

Abdul Chaudhry, MDDr. Abdul Chaudhry

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center

Dr. Charles Harr

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center

W. Charles Helton, MDDr. Charles Helton

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center

William A. Killinger, MDDr. William Killinger

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Lung Cancer Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center

Alden ParsonsDr. Alden Parsons

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center
Medical Park of Cary

Trevor Upham, MDDr. Trevor Upham

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Lung Cancer Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Judson Williams, MDDr. Judson Williams

Structural Heart
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Cardiovascular Conditions We Treat

Arrhythmias

  • Convergent Procedure (Hybrid A-Fib)
  • AICD, Pacemaker Laser-Lead Removal
  • Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Aneurysms

Blocked Arteries and Coronary Artery Disease

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Grafting
  • Robotic-assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Lower extremity bypass

Cardiac Tumors and Anomalies

  • Cardiac (Myxoma) Tumor Removal
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

Valve Stenosis, Regurgitation and Endocarditis (minimally-invasive options for all)

  • Aortic Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery
  • Transseptal Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Thoracic Conditions We Treat:

Chest Wall Diseases and Tumors

  • Chest wall resection
  • Pectus excavatum and carinatum repair with Nuss and Ravitch procedures
  • Thoracic outlet obstruction

Esophageal Diseases (Robotic and Thoracoscopic (VATS) options for all)

  • Diverticulectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Fundoplication
  • Heller myotomy
  • Paraesophageal hernia repair

Hyperhidrosis

  • Sympathectomy

Lung Cancer and Nodules (Robotic and Thoracoscopic (VATS) options for all)

  • Lobectomy, segmentectomy, and wedge resection
  • Metastasectomy
  • PleurX catheter placement
  • Pleurodesis

Mediastinal Masses (Robotic and Thoracoscopic (VATS) options for all)

  • Thymectomy
  • Mediastinoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Biopsy
  • Cyst removal

Pleural Diseases (Robotic and Thoracoscopic (VATS) options for all)

  • Decortication
  • Pleurodesis
  • Diaphragm plication
  • Diaphragm hernia repair
  • Biopsy