Washington Adventist Hospital is expanding its cardiac services and will offer minimally-invasive valve surgery to its range of heart disease treatments, hospital Public Relations Manager Diana McFadden said . The hospital is also bringing in a new medical director of cardiac surgery and team of surgeons from Cardiac Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Associates to its staff.
These board-certified heart surgeons rank among the top physicians in
the region, consistently making Washingtonian Magazine's annual list
of top area doctors, McFadden said.
"We are pleased to provide surgery at Washington Adventist Hospital
and add our expertise to the hospital's well-established and leading
heart program," said Dr. Paul Massimiano, Medical Director of cardiac
surgery at Washington Adventist Hospital and president of CVTSA, which
is based in Northern Virginia with new offices in Takoma Park. "We
look forward to teaming up with the cardiologists in suburban Maryland
to continue building robust cardiac services which offer patients more
treatment options in their community, when surgery is needed."
Among the treatments these surgeons will perform are minimally-invasive mitral valve and aortic valve surgery. Patients who once had to endure having their breast bone broken, long incision scars and painful recoveries now have an incision only five to six centimeters in length. This allows patients to heal faster, with less pain and a quicker recovery.
"The skill and experience this group of heart surgeons brings to our patients allows us to build on our nearly 50-year legacy of innovation, clinical excellence and compassionate cardiac care." said Joyce Portela, Senior Executive Officer at Washington Adventist Hospital.
Earlier this year, Washington Adventist Hospital became the first
hospital in the Washington, D.C. region and only the second in Maryland
to achieve the highest level Chest Pain Center accreditation granted by
the Society of Chest Pain Centers, McFadden said.