When minimally invasive intervention methods for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are no longer an option, a vascular care physician may recommend aortic repair surgery as the best course of treatment.
Treatments for Heart & Vascular Care
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.
Carotid endartectomy surgery is performed to remove the plaque buildup inside of the blocked carotid artery.
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.
Coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery, also referred to as Coronary Revascularization, is a surgical procedure that allows blood to bypass or flow around clogged arteries bringing more blood and oxygen to the heart. It is often called CABG (pronounced like the word "cabbage") which stands for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
In this video Dr. Bethencourt performs an open-heart surgery to repair a leaking mitrial valve and tricuspid valve and to treat atrial fibrillation.
Left ventricular reconstruction surgery is performed to repair a left ventricle that has been damaged during a heart attack.
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.
Peripheral vascular surgery can be performed as an endarterectomy procedure, a technique used to remove the plaque buildup inside of the blocked artery.
Septal myectomy surgery is performed to remove part of an enlarged heart muscle called the septal muscle.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), also called biventricular pacing, is delivered by a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside you.
Catheter ablation is a non-surgical technique used to pinpoint and interrupt specific abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a procedure in which a catheter with a balloon on the tip is inserted into a narrowed area of an artery.
A coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgical procedure that is performed without having the heart stopped and connected to a heart-lung machine.
Minimally invasive maze surgery, also known as mini-maze, is an advanced procedure for atrial fibrillation.
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.
Valvuloplasty is a minimally invasive procedure performed to increase the opening of a narrowed or defective valve in the heart.
Atrial myxoma is a common type of benign cardiac tumor that forms inside the heart cavity, most commonly in the left atrium.
The da Vinci Surgical System uses robotic computer technology providing breakthrough minimally invasive surgical capabilities that offer greater surgical benefits.
Robotic-assisted heart valve repair or replacement surgery using the da Vinci® Si Surgical System is performed to mend defective or diseased mitral or tricuspid valves.
Robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Si Surgical System reduces the risks associated with the use of the heart-lung machine—cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and allows for a faster recovery.
This minimally invasive procedure, similar to MAZE surgery, uses ablation rather than a scalpel and is performed with the da Vinci® Si Surgical System, a robotic computer technology.
Robotic- assisted mitral valve surgery is a type of minimally invasive heart surgery performed by a cardiac surgeon with an endoscopic, closed-chest approach. This procedure is performed when the mitral valve does not function properly.
Cardioversion is a procedure that can restore a fast or irregular heartbeat to a normal rhythm. A fast or irregular heartbeat is called an arrhythmia.
External cardiac counterpulsation is a non-invasive outpatient technique performed to decrease chest pain (angina pectoris) by increasing oxygen-rich blood flow to the heart.
Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting
Carotid angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure where a catheter with a balloon tip is inserted into a carotid artery and inflated to compress the plaque buildup in the blocked area.
Peripheral angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure where a catheter with a balloon tip is inserted into a peripheral artery. Peripheral stents are often implanted in conjunction with balloon angioplasty.
The suite takes minimally invasive capabilities to a higher level, with advanced imaging technology supporting a wide variety of interventional vascular procedures.
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (SICD) is a small, battery-operated device.
We perform implant, extraction and replacement of pacing leads.
An artificial pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside the chest or attached externally for temporary use.
MemorialCare is proud to offer cardiac rehabilitation to help heart care patients recover quickly and to return to doing the things they love.
If you think you may be experiencing a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately so that treatment can start as soon as possible.