New Endovascular Lab Now Available at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica
Posted Date: 2/15/2013
Expanded access to nonsurgical, minimally invasive heart and vascular services is now available with a new, state-of-the-art endovascular lab now online at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica.
Mary Rhyne, the first patient served by the new endovascular lab at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, speaks with cardiologist Dr. Onaje Greene with Tanner Heart & Vascular Specialists before her procedure. The new endovascular catheterization lab makes access to nonsurgical, minimally invasive heart and vascular services easier for residents in Carroll, Douglas and Paulding counties.
The lab allows vascular surgeons to check for problems and provide interventions to help keep patients’ blood flowing properly through their veins.
In addition, the lab permits Tanner’s team of cardiologists to perform advanced diagnostic procedures, such as angiography, that can help identify blocked arteries around the heart. When blockages are found, patients can receive cardiac interventions—such as angioplasty and stenting—at Tanner Heart and Vascular Center in Carrollton.
During an endovascular procedure such as those performed in the new lab, a physician threads a thin tube, called a catheter, into a patient’s arteries. The catheter can be navigated through the patient’s blood vessels to help find narrow points and blockages that can be preventing blood flow. Tanner offers these services in Carrollton as well.
Tanner Health System has expanded its heart and vascular program in Villa Rica, adding providers to the patient care team at Tanner Heart & Vascular Specialists and Tanner Vascular Surgery and opening a new Tanner Vascular Surgery location in Villa Rica.
Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica provides a range of other heart and vascular diagnostic services as well, including nuclear medicine, cardiac stress tests, 128-slice CT scans, ultrasound, full-time MRI services on one of the region’s most powerful MRI systems and more. In addition, the hospital offers 24-hour emergency care from board-certified emergency medicine physicians, as well as maternity services, critical care services, orthopedics, surgical services, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services and more.
To learn more about the services available at each of Tanner Health System’s facilities, click Tanner Locations or, to find a physician offering endovascular and cardiac services in Villa Rica, call 770.214.CARE.