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Venki Paramesh

Venki Paramesh, MD, FACS

Specialties: Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Main Location

  • La Crosse Campus

    • La Crosse Clinic - Level 3

    1900 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601

    • Office Phone: (608) 775-2335
    • Fax: (608) 775-6642


Medical Interests

A versatile surgeon, Dr. Paramesh performs adult cardiac procedures such as open heart coronary artery bypass and heart valve repair/replacement, surgery for atrial fibrillation, aortic surgery and transmyocardial revascularization. He was pivotal in the heart transplant program at the University of Arizona prior to joining Gundersen. His continued interest in surgical management of heart failure has made him the driving force behind our LVAD (left ventricular assist device) program. An implanted LVAD helps pump blood for a patient with a weakened heart while waiting for a heart transplant or for the heart to recover, or as a permanent solution. Other interests include complex aortic surgery including endovascular and hybrid approaches for aortic disease. Dr. Paramesh also performs a variety of thoracic or chest wall surgeries.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Kansas-Kansas City
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
University of Arizona College of Medicine
IU Health Methodist Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery


  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of General Surgery

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