When does heart surgery mean fewer complications and quicker healing? When the surgeons behind it start with your needs first. As a leading heart and vascular institute, we perform more cardiac robotic-assisted surgeries than anyone in the region. We also offer other minimally invasive techniques, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a groundbreaking alternative to open heart surgery. Our comprehensive care includes prevention programs, screenings and state-of-the-art treatment for a wide range of cardiac conditions such as atrial fibrillation (a-fib). We believe that innovative care always begins with one patient. And that’s you.
MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute specializes in minimally invasive heart procedures, including cardiac robotic-assisted surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). With these innovative techniques, patients benefit from fewer complications, less scarring, greater comfort and faster recoveries.
MemorialCare is proud to provide innovative heart and vascular care to improve the lives of residents in Southern California. We are dedicated to offering a full continuum of heart and vascular care: from prevention, diagnostics and treatment, to rehabilitation, research and support.
Distinguished as a leading heart and vascular institute, we offer personalized prevention programs, expert physicians, leading diagnostics, minimally invasive interventions and innovative care. We're passionate about providing the highest quality of patient and family- centered care to every patient, from adults to children of all ages.
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CABG (pronounced like the word "cabbage") reroutes blood flow around a blockage in the coronary artery so the heart muscle can get good blood supply.
Congenital heart surgery can correct or improve heart disease malformations that developed before birth and are producing symptoms at birth, during childhood, or in adulthood.
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (SICD) is a small, battery-operated device.
Maze surgery treats atrial fibrillation, a type of an abnormal heart rhythm, by creating a "maze" of new electrical pathways so that electrical impulses can travel easily through the heart.
The da Vinci Surgical System uses robotic computer technology providing breakthrough minimally invasive surgical capabilities that offer greater surgical benefits.
The suite takes minimally invasive capabilities to a higher level, with advanced imaging technology supporting a wide variety of interventional vascular procedures.
The human heart is a muscular organ that is made up of four chambers and there are four valves that allow blood to flow through the heart.