About Me

Dean F. Lomago, MD has been certified as a Cardiovascular Surgeon by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery since 2003. He has practiced Cardiovascular and Thoracic (CVT) Surgery as a physician with Three Rivers Cardiac Institute (TRCI) from 2002-2005 and 2013-Present. In 2005, Dr. Lomago relocated to Yuma, Arizona where he was the Director of the Quality Management and Surgical Care Improvement Project at the Yuma Regional Medical Center. In 2011 he joined the Carolinas Hospital System, a leading regional medical center in Florence South Carolina as a CVT surgeon bringing pioneering techniques to the Florence metropolitan area. He brought his vast experience and expertise back to Western Pennsylvania in 2013 when he rejoined TRCI. He performs on and off pump open heart surgical procedures and open as well as minimally invasive surgical treatment of lung and vascular diseases.

Dr. Lomago has patient office hours in Butler and Seneca and is on staff at both The Ellwood City Hospital and the Butler Memorial Hospital.

Hospitals
Hospital Affiliations
  • The Ellwood City Hospital
  • Butler Memorial Hospital
Skills
Specialities
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Clinical Focuses
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) with or without the use of heart/lung machine
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Heart valve surgery to include repair and replacement
  • Replacement of enlarged aorta - thoracic aneurysms
  • Minimally invasive (endovascular) repair of enlarged aorta – thoracic and abdominal aneurysms
  • Repair of cardiac (atrial and ventricular) septal defects
  • Surgical techniques to treat atrial fibrillation when other open heart procedures are being performed
  • Traditional thoracic surgery to include resection of lung, mediastinal and chest wall tumors
  • Minimally invasive techniques to treat diseases involving the chest cavity including video assisted surgery (VATS). This allows for smaller incisions, less pain and reduced hospital stays
  • Staging procedures and biopsies for lung cancer or other chest diseases
  • Removal of carotid plaques for stroke prevention
  • Peripheral vascular bypass procedures
Education & Training
Education
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    MD
    1995
  • Washington & Jefferson College
    BA, Biology
    1991
Training
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
    Indiana University Medical Center
    2000 - 2002
  • Surgery Residency
    UPMC Mercy (formerly Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh)
    1995 - 2000
Certifications
Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery
    2003
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
  • Cumulative ABSITE Award
    Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
    2000
Accepted Insurances
Three Rivers Cardiac Institute