A Breakthrough Heart Technique And Robotic Surgery: St. John’s Hospitals Celebrate Notable Milestones
In July, the hospital completed its 1,000th robotic-assisted surgery and the cardiac team successfully completed its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement. “St. John’s Regional Medical Center continues to be at the forefront of technology and programs," said Brian Tuai, M.D., medical director of robotic surgery at the hospital.
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St. John’s Hospital In Oxnard Marks Surgical Milestones
St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, a Dignity Health hospital, recently marked two surgical milestones: its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement and its 1,000th robotic-assisted surgery. On July 30, the hospital’s cardiac team successfully completed its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a procedure that offers a minimally invasive approach rather than open-heart surgery. Through the procedure, a catheter is used, and when the new valve has been expanded, it pushes the old valve leaflets out of the way, with the new valve taking over regulation of blood flow. (8/28)