About Me

George P. Davliakos, MD is certified as a Cardiovascular Surgeon by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He has practiced Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery with Three Rivers Cardiac Institute since 1994. Along with extensive experience performing surgical procedures during this time, he has been instrumental in bringing the newest technology and advancements to the hospitals and patients of the region. In addition to more complex surgical procedures, he performs minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures for treatment of cardiac, vascular, and lung diseases. He is the Director of the Lung Center at Butler Health System which provides patients a comprehensive approach to the treatment of lung cancer and screening.

Along with his colleagues at the Heart and Vascular Center at Butler Memorial Hospital he is involved in the Valve Clinic for coordinating treatments including the newest technology of TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement), a minimally invasive approach to valve disease. A full range of vascular procedures are provided, including treatment of aneurysm and arterial diseases. He has served as Director of the Heart and Vascular Center, Lung Center, and Department of Surgery at Butler Memorial Hospital as well as ongoing roles in quality improvement initiatives.

Dr. Davliakos has patient office hours in Butler, Ellwood City, Clarion, and Seneca. He has staff privileges at Butler Memorial Hospital and Ellwood City Hospital.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Butler Memorial Hospital
  • Ellwood City Hospital
  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
  • Cardiovascular 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
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
    University of Massachusetts Medical Center
    1991 - 1994
  • Surgery Internship
    Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
    1986 - 1991
Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Member
    Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Member
    Butler County Medical Society
  • Member
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member
    Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Society
  • Member
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Member
    American Medical Association
Accepted Insurances
Three Rivers Cardiac Institute