Christopher R. Seaver, MD
Mon-Thurs | 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fri | 9:00am to 4:00pm
Dr. Seaver "Ask the Doc" Episode on NBC
Hernia Surgery and Gallbladder Surgery
General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic / DaVinci Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Therapy of Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Foregut, Complex Intra-Abdominal, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Surgery Including: Hepato-Biliary, Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair, Pancreas, Colorectal, Spleen, Vascular Access, Upper and Lower Extremity Revascularization
Notable Work Experiences
President Elect, Medical Staff - Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFLH) - Christiansted, VI (2013)
Chief, Department of Surgery - Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center - Christiansted, VI (2012-2013)
American Board of Surgery
Allergan Lap-Band Certification
Fellowship / Residency
Fellowship, Vascular Surgery - University of Florida - Gainesville, FL (2008-2009)
Residency, General Surgery (Administrative) - Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL (2007-2008)
Residency, General Surgery - Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL (2003-2007)
University of Texas Health Science Center, MD - San Antonio, TX (1999-2003)
Georgetown University, MS (Physiology and Biophysics) - Washington, DC (1997-1998)
Providence College, BS (Biology) - Providence, RI (1992-1996)
American College of Surgeons
Awards / Recognitions
First Successful caudate lobe liver resection at JFLH and Caribbean history (March 2012)
First Successful Popliteal Vein Aneurysm Resection at JFLH and Caribbean History (Less than 120 successful cases reported in worldwide surgical history) (November 2011)
First Successful SIL Colon Resection completed at JFLH and the U.S. Virgin Islands (June 2010)
First Successful Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery completed at JFLH and USVI (May 2010)
First Successful Single Incision Laparoscopic (SIL) Cholecystectomy completed at JFLH and the USVI (April 2010)
First Successful Laparoscopic Esophageal Surgery completed at JFLH and the USVI (April 2010)
First Successful Laparoscopic Intestinal Bypass Surgery completed at JFLH and the USVI (February 2010)
Co-Surgeon with Dr. Degraft-Johnson, First Successful Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting completed at JFLH and USVI (January 2010)
First Successful TransHiatal Esophagectomy completed at JFLH and USVI (January 2010)
First Successful Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure) Completed at JFLH and the USVI (July 2009)
Research / Publications / Presentations
Occult Pneumothorax in Trauma Patients: Development of an Objective Scoring System. The Journal of Trauma. 63(1):13-17, July 2007. Referenced over 30 times by major publications.
Arteriovenous Fistulae vs. Arteriovenous Grafts: a Retrospective Review of 1,700 Consecutive Vascular Access Cases. Journal of Vascular Access. 9(4):231-5, Oct 2008.
Dialysis Access Outcomes in the Era of the Fistula First Initiative. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery International Abstract presentation (Oct 2008).
Pediatric FAST and Elevated Liver Transaminases: An Effective Screening Tool in Blunt Abdominal Trauma. Journal of Surgical Research. 157(1):103-07, Nov 2009.
Management of Occult Pneumothoraces (OPTX’s) A Prospective, Observational, Multicenter AASTStudy National AAST Trial (In Progress).
Single Incision Laparoscopic Colectomy, An Observational Case Series Case Series (In Progress).
Popliteal Vein Aneurysm Resection: First Successful in Caribbean History. Case Report. (Current).