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Cardiac Surgery

Beebe Healthcare offers an advanced Cardiac Surgery program as part of our comprehensive Cardiac & Vascular Services that include interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, vascular surgery and interventions, a full range of cardiac and vascular testing and monitoring, cardiac rehabilitation, and the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program.

Our highly skilled cardiac interventionalists, cardiac electrophysiologists, vascular surgeons, and cardiothoracic surgeons—supported by experienced surgical and nursing teams—perform advanced procedures in our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs and operating rooms. Our team follows patients through treatment and recovery process.

Common Cardiac Procedures Performed at Beebe, include:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
  • CryoMaze for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Pericardial Window for Pericardial Effusion
  • Pulmonary Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Excision of Cardiac Tumors
  • Open Surgery of the Great Vessels
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Innovative Technology

Beebe's Cardiac & Vascular Team utilizes the latest advances in heart and vein care. Surgeries are performed in modern operating rooms with Stryker Visium LED II lighting and in-light cameras with 32X zoom capability that allow the procedure to be viewed on monitors around the room. A powerful Phillips EPIQ 7 ultrasound imaging system delivers premium clarity. Other technologies include:

  • An intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) that increases coronary perfusion and improves patient outcomes in high-risk cases
  • First hospital in Delaware to use the Cardiohelp system, Maquet’s portable heart-lung machine that provides extracorporeal life support (ECLS) to replace or support a patient’s circulation and respiration.
  • First hospital on Delmarva to install Impella - world's smallest heart pump - for high-risk patients

Published Articles about the Cardiac Surgery Team:

CardioHelp Technology Saves Lives

Click here to watch the WMDT interview with Beebe Healthcare's Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgeon M.L Ray Kuretu, MD, and Interventional Cardiologist G. Robert Myers, MD, about the CardioHelp system at Beebe Healthcare.

Exceptional Care for the Most Severe Form of Heart Attack (November 2013 Beacon, Beebe Healthcare)

A Team Approach to Cardiac Care (July 2013 Beacon, Beebe Healthcare)

Lifesaving Cardiac Procedures (May 2013 Beacon, Beebe Healthcare)

Cardiac Services at Beebe (January 2013 Beacon, Beebe Healthcare)

Frank Mahoney Beebe Cardiac Patient Story (Beebe Healthcare)

Beebe Introduces Minimally Invasive Cardiac Care (May 2012 Beacon, Beebe Healthcare)

Beebe's Growing Cardiac Program (April 2010 Beacon, Beebe Healthcare)

Heart Surgeon's Reward is Patient's New Life (Dr. M.L. Ray Kuretu, 2009, Philadelphia Tribune)

 

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