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Dr. Dwight E. Hand, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Male

Dwight E Hand MD 1800 12th St # 2E, Meridian, MS 39301 Get Directions
(601) 703-9639

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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiac Aneurysms
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Child & Adolescent Open Heart Surgery
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Critical Care Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical Care Respiratory Therapy
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

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  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acinar Cell Carcinoma
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma of Lung
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aorta-Pulmonary Artery Fistula
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Arch Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Dissection
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrial Septal Defect 1 (ASD 1)
  • Atrial Septal Defect 2 (ASD 2)
  • Atrial Tachyarrhythmia With Short PR Interval
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Cardiac Sources of Embolism
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Difficult-to-Control Hypertension
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Embolism
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • False Aneurysm
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncopal Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Antibiotic Infusion
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Arterial Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • Arterial Graft
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Arterial Puncture
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Conduits for Surgical Revascularization
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Biopsy
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bullectomy
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Complex Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Ablation
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Debridement
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diet Counseling
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrocautery
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Emergency Cardioversion
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Hardware Removal
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Heart-Lung Transplant
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Intubation
  • IV Cutdown
  • IV Rehydration
  • IV Sedation
  • IV Therapy
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support System
  • Mechanical Embolectomy
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Myocardial Revascularization
  • Myocutaneous Flaps
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nonthoracotomy ICD Implantation
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Revascularization Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Surgery
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pain Management
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Peripheral Arterial Puncture
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • PFO Repair
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Rehabilitation After Stroke or Trauma
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Revascularization
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
  • Swan-Ganz Interpretation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracic Transplantation
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Tube Feeding
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Urinalysis
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venipuncture
  • Venography
  • Venous Access Creation and Care
  • Ventilator Management
  • Ventricular Resection
  • Ventricular Restoration
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Care and Management
  • X-Ray
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Chicago Pritzker School Med

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University

    Completed in 1997

    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/UMDNJ

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCLA Med Center

    Completed in 2007

    University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, Irvine, Ca

    Graduated in 1980

  • Other Education
    Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School

    Completed in 1987

    University Of California, San Francisco, Fresno Medical Education Program

    Completed in 2003

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Mississippi not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Hand's Care Philosophy

Minimally invasive surgery, robotic cardiothoracic procedures, off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, bilateral internal mammary artery with radial artery & total arterial grafting, cosmetic approaches, heart valve repair, atrial fibrillation ablation MAZE procedure, Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization, heart and lung transplantation, ventricular assist devices, ECMO, Critical Care, research, teaching and education.