Multidisciplinary Approach at The Valve Clinic to Treat Heart Valve Disease
The Valve Clinic at St. Joseph's/Candler is the only place in the region where patients with heart valve disease get an intensive review and custom treatment plan by board-certified team of specialists. Our team of cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists and specially-trained staff can diagnose and treat the most complex valve problems, like aortic stenosis.
Located within The Heart Hospital at St. Joseph’s Hospital, The Valve Clinic brings a multidisciplinary approach to your care allowing you to meet with an experienced team of specialists on the same day. You will also have access to any additional non-invasive tests, procedures and consults you might need within that same visit - saving you valuable time and travel.
Afterwards, members of The Valve Clinic team – including the region’s only fellowship-trained valvular specialists – will meet together to thoroughly review your case. By combining their expertise, they are able to provide you and your physician with a recommendation for treatment that is tailored specifically for you and your complex valve condition.
Valve Replacement with Innovative TAVR Procedure
Following a patient’s visit to The Valve Clinic, the experts at The Heart Hospital may recommend a patient consider valve repair or valve replacement including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). St. Joseph’s/Candler’s hybrid operative suite allows cardiovascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists to work together on this innovative procedure allows a cardiovascular surgeon and interventional cardiologist to work together on a minimally invasive approach for correcting severe aortic stenosis.
While open valve surgery is still the traditional treatment method for severe aortic stenosis, TAVR provides an option for those patients who may not qualify for an open heart approach based on their age, frailty or other medical conditions. By working together in a new state-of-the-art hybrid operative suite, these experts can now use an improved and minimally invasive approach for improved patient outcomes.
St. Joseph’s/Candler’s new hybrid operating suite allows cardiovascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists to work together on this new innovative procedure.
To learn more about The Valve Clinic or the TAVR procedure , please call 819-TAVR or ask your physician for a referral.