Methodist Healthcare: Providing Innovative and Comprehensive Cardiovascular Services for South Texas

Thursday, April 9, 2020
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For more than 55 years, Methodist Healthcare has delivered innovative and comprehensive heart, lung and vascular care to patients of all ages. As the largest provider of cardiovascular services in South Texas, the healthcare system maintains an award-winning reputation and has received several prestigious accreditations for clinical excellence.

The breadth of cardiovascular services offered throughout Methodist Healthcare range from performing milestone “first” procedures in Texas, to being the only system offering an array of comprehensive cardiovascular services comparable to nationally recognized leaders. This achievement is made possible by renowned specialists whose collective skill and expertise power the overarching comprehensive cardiovascular program: Methodist Heart.

To support the growing demand for advanced cardiovascular services in the second fastest-growing city in the U.S., Methodist Heart expands across six acute care facilities, as well as four freestanding emergency rooms, seven urgent care locations and 90 physicians who provide heart, lung and vascular care across South Texas. The cardiovascular teams throughout Methodist Heart are built on a foundation of invaluable and, sometimes, rare expertise in a variety of services not typically offered in other regions.

Methodist Heart is defined by our specialists’ collaborative approach to care and the access points we have built for our community. Our team has built a reputation for providing high quality and innovative cardiovascular care across an array of comprehensive services from prevention, testing and diagnosis to invasive treatment and complex surgery. Our numerous locations provide access to these services throughout South Texas.

Methodist Hospital

The Methodist Heart Institute at Methodist Hospital stands as one of the area’s few accredited heart failure institutes and the region’s largest lifesaving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program. Methodist Healthcare is the only health system in San Antonio to perform heart transplants, nearly 500 to date, maintaining the system’s status as national leader in cardiovascular transplant excellence. The system’s most recent milestone is the opening of the Methodist Aortic Center — a specialty center designed to not only monitor and follow patients diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm as a preventive measure to emergency surgery, but also to care for patients who have suffered from an aneurysm rupture and require emergency surgery. The Methodist Heart Institute provides the most comprehensive cardiovascular specialties and services in San Antonio.

Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan

Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan offers a range of advanced cardiovascular treatment options including open heart, cath/PCI, electrophysiology ablations and device implants, heart failure and vascular surgery, and endovascular procedures. The program is particularly recognized for expertise in complex chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a nonsurgical procedure used to place stents and open up blood flow in complete blockages. An accredited catheterization lab facility, Metropolitan has also achieved accreditations as a Chest Pain Center and as a Heart Failure Institute.

Methodist Hospital | Texsan

Methodist Hospital | Texsan excels in advanced cardiovascular services and is equipped with dedicated operating room suites and state-of-the-art heart catheterization labs. Texsan was the first hospital in San Antonio to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain and is proudly accredited through the American College of Cardiology in electrophysiology and PCI. Texsan is also recognized by the American College of Cardiology as having a National Distinction of Excellence as a HeartCARE Center. Texsan’s key specialties include open heart surgeries, PCI, vascular, and advanced electrophysiology ablation and device implant procedures, including left atrial appendage closure (WATCHMAN).

Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak

Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak’s robust cardiovascular program offers a full spectrum of services including open heart, cath/PCI, complex PCI, electrophysiology ablations and device implants, and vascular procedures. The hospital is also an accredited Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology.

Methodist Hospital | Northeast

Methodist Hospital | Northeast is well-known for its commitment to providing the community advanced cardiovascular care. As a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology, this program continues to grow with the innovation of its elite cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons. The program includes, but is not limited to: electrophysiology (including WATCHMAN), valve replacements, open heart, cath/PCI, complex PCI, vascular and cardio-thoracic surgery. Recently, the hospital opened a Transitional Heart Failure Clinic.

Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant

Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant excels in advanced vascular surgery services, including open and endovascular aortic aneurism repair, and performs the system’s largest number of vascular surgeries. The hospital also performs noninvasive and invasive cardiology services.

Methodist Children’s Hospital

The Methodist Children’s Heart Institute is one of the only facilities in the San Antonio region that offers pediatric cardiovascular care. The multidisciplinary team is dedicated to complex congenital cardiac and thoracic diseases from prenatal diagnosis to adulthood. The Institute’s robust pediatric ECMO program, Level 4 NICU, expanded PICU with 24/7 intensivist coverage and elevated transport capabilities combine to make the Institute the premiere choice for pediatric cardiovascular care.

About Methodist Healthcare

Methodist Healthcare System – San Antonio is the largest provider of health care in south and central Texas with 28 facilities, including 10 hospitals and four free-standing emergency departments, serving over 608,000 inpatients and outpatients annually. The Methodist Healthcare team is comprised of 11,000 colleagues, making Methodist Healthcare the second largest private employer in San Antonio. The Quality Texas Foundation selected Methodist Healthcare to receive the 2014 Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Methodist Healthcare is the first and only healthcare system in South Texas to receive this award, which requires an organization to demonstrate its commitment to the highest quality standards. With more than 2,700 credentialed physicians, Methodist Healthcare provides the largest array of medical services in the region, including neurosurgery, cardiovascular services, oncology and women’s services.


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