- Coronary Bypass Surgery
- Endoscopic Vein Harvesting
- Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
- Valve Replacement/Repair
- Aortic Surgery
- Endovascular Aortic Stent Graft Repair
- Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair with MitraClip therapy
The six-bed critical care unit is for patients who have had open-heart,
vascular, and thoracic surgical procedures. In addition, there is a 12-bed
post-coronary intervention unit and a 12-bed cardiac stepdown unit. The
nursing staff is specially trained to provide high-quality care.
Cardiac and vascular surgeons at Boca Raton Regional Hospital are now performing
cases in the most advanced and sophisticated operating room environment
available – the Hybrid OR. Working in conjunction with Siemens Healthcare,
Boca Regional has combined state-of-the-art imaging, endovascular and
surgical techniques, all in one operating room.
In the more conventional hospital setting, these elements are usually dispersed
throughout the institution. For example, imaging studies – preoperative,
intraoperative and post-operative – are done in various locations
in Radiology. With a Hybrid OR, high-quality angiographic imaging can
be performed in a single setting at any time before, during and after
the procedure. Having these capabilities available in the OR provides
both the patient and the surgical team with distinct and substantial benefits.
The patient no longer needs a separate angiographic study before an endovascular
or surgical procedure. Anesthesia time is reduced. Total procedural time
is lessened, which reduces the recovery period, the risk for complications
and surgical team fatigue.
Mini-Maze Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
In mini-maze surgery, surgeons and electrophysiologists uniquely work collaboratively
as a team during the procedure in the operating room. The surgery is performed
using minimally invasive devices with the aid of a miniature camera, so
physicians can see and operate on the heart without making large incisions
in the chest. Patients usually return to normal activity more quickly
after the procedure and have less pain than with the traditional approach.
Patients also tend to stay in the hospital for a shorter amount of time
and have a faster recovery period than those who have conventional surgery.
Endovascular Surgery Center
The Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute’s Endovascular
Surgery Center at Boca Raton Regional Hospital (Boca Regional) combines
state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic imaging with leading-edge surgical
procedures to offer the most comprehensive care and treatment of vascular
problems in the region. Services include treatment of complex aortic aneurysms,
peripheral aneurysms, peripheral arterial blockages, carotid artery disease,
kidney blockages, intestinal blockages, peripheral arterial disease and
renal arterial disease.
Drs. Lee and Kulik bring unique expertise to the Lynn Heart & Vascular
Institute. Their specialized training and skills, coupled with those of
highly trained cardiologists, surgeons, and nurses, allows Boca Regional
to present one of the region’s most advanced endovascular surgery
centers. Patients now have a treatment option for vascular disease in
the chest with many advantages including shorter recovery, less discomfort,
smaller incisions and fewer risks for those with other medical conditions.
Post-Surgical Cardiac Rehabilitation
The Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute offers this program
to help those with heart disease realize faster and fuller recoveries
and improved quality of life under the direction of specially trained staff.