Here are brief descriptions of some of the surgical procedures we perform at Munroe Heart:
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (vascular procedure)
The patient has an aneurysm in their abdominal aorta. It is repaired with an open procedure and the aneurysm is bypassed utilizing a knitted graft.
Above-Knee/Below-Knee Amputation (follows failed vascular surgery)
The patient has impaired circulation to their lower leg and it has failed to respond to revascularization procedures. The need for the limb to be removed is the reason for this procedure to be performed.
Aorta Bifemoral Bypass Graft (vascular procedure)
The patient has an aneurysm in their abdominal aorta or has narrowing of the aorta where it splits to go down the legs. It is repaired with an open procedure and the aneurysm or narrowed section is bypassed utilizing a knitted graft, both groin areas will be opened for the limbs of the graft to be sewn to the femoral arteries.
Aortic Valve Replacement (valve procedure)
The patient's aortic valve is diseased, calcified, or stenotic and needs to be replaced. The valve is removed and replaced with either a tissue or mechanical valve.
Aortic Ascending Thoracic Aneurysm Repair (vascular procedure)
The patient has an aneurysm in their ascending thoracic aorta. It is repaired with an open procedure and the aneurysm is bypassed utilizing a woven graft.
Aortic Descending Thoracic Aneurysm Repair (vascular procedure)
The patient has an aneurysm in their descending thoracic aorta. It is repaired with an open procedure and the aneurysm is bypassed utilizing a woven graft.
Aorto-Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Revascularization of Heart Procedure)
The patient has coronary artery disease. The coronary arteries that have blockages are bypassed utilizing either the patient's greater Saphenous veins from their legs, internal mammary artery, and/or radial artery.
Atrial/Venous Fistula Repair (Vascular Procedure or Heart Procedure)
The patient has a fistula between an arterial and venous site that needs to be repaired. This can involve the heart or other arteries and veins. During the procedure the opening is surgically corrected. If it involves the heart, the patient will have to be placed on the heart lung machine. If it involves arteries and veins elsewhere in the body, then surgery at the site of the connection will be performed.
Atrial/Ventricular Septal Defect Repair (Heart Procedure)
The patient has an opening between either the two atriums of the heart or the two ventricles of the heart. The opening is closed utilizing a patch, either a patch made from the patient's own pericardium or a synthetic fabric patch.
Automatic Internal Cardiac Defibrillator Insertion (Rhythm Procedure)
The patient has had documented episodes of "Sudden Death" and/or ventricular tachycardia. With this procedure special leads are inserted into the heart, one in the atrium and one in the ventricle, and then connected to a generator that can act as a pacemaker as well as an internal cardiac defibrillator.
Axilo Femoral Artery Bypass Graft (Vascular Procedure)
The patient has compromised circulation to the lower part of their body. Arterial blood is moved from the patient's upper body to their lower body utilizing synthetic grafts.