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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Procedure at Manatee Memorial Hospital

If you have valve disease and are not a candidate for certain types of heart surgery, TAVR may be an option to discuss with your physician. Bradenton Cardiology Center offers the minimally invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure to patients with severe aortic stenosis. The new TAVR procedure is an alternative to traditional open-heart surgery and can offer an improved quality of life for patients. In this procedure, a collapsible aortic heart valve is placed at...


da Vinci® Robotics for Head and Neck Cancers

Patients at Manatee Memorial Hospital can get all the advantages of minimally invasive, advanced robotic surgery because our experienced physicians at the Surgery Center use the da Vinci® Surgical System. This minimally invasive technique helps reduce pain and trauma to the body, lessens blood loss, lowers risk of infection, shortens length of hospital stay and promotes quicker recovery with less scarring. In this segment, Axay Kalathia, MD., discusses da Vinci® Robotics for head and neck...


Advanced Hip Replacement Using MAKOplasty® at Manatee Memorial Hospital

More than 15 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This disease, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, affects the cartilage in joints and may cause pain, stiffness, swelling and a limited range of motion in the knees and hips. Surgeons at the Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital can treat total hip replacement by using MAKOplasty®, a highly advanced, precise and minimally invasive surgical...


Orthopedics Services at MMH Including the Oxford Knee Procedure

The Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services, including foot and ankle surgeries, hip, knee and shoulder surgeries, sports medicine and joint replacement as well as the innovative Oxford partial Knee replacement procedure. Patrick Grablin, MD shares the different orthopedic services offered including the Oxford knee procedure.


Prompt, Expert Treatment for Stroke Patients

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association. High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for stroke. For the eighth consecutive year, Manatee Memorial Hospital has received the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® program. In this segment, Dr. Ralph Gonzalez, Neurologist...


Structural Heart Procedures: Watchman and TAVR

According to the National Stroke Association, the average person with AFib is 5 times more likely to suffer a stroke than someone with a regular heartbeat. Manatee Memorial Hospital is the first in the region to offer the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant, a new device that can help prevent possible blood clots and stroke. The device is an alternative for many patients who are currently taking warfarin on a long-term basis. Manatee Memorial Hospital also now offers...


Obesity and Surgical Weight-Loss

More than 12.5 million Americans are severely overweight, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Many people who are seriously overweight have tried different diets, medications and professional weight-loss services for years without long-term success. Fortunately weight-loss surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton can help seriously overweight people get the long-term weight loss they need. Listen as Stelios Rekkas, MD discusses the options available...