Six of Australia’s most highly regarded surgeons have traveled to Michigan to visit Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and specifically the new Tyner Center for Cardiovascular Interventions. During their visit, Beaumont surgeons are training them on how to perform minimally invasive valve and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR). These procedures will assist patients with aortic stenosis and mitral valve regurgitation who are too high risk for traditional open procedures.
“It’s the most impressive facility I’ve seen in the world,” says Philip Hayward, FRCS, cardiothoracic surgeon at Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
After touring the new center, Emily Granger, FRCS, cardiac surgeon from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia, said she’d love to find a way to get this cath lab/operating room back to Sydney with her.
Beaumont is one of the leaders in training physicians from around the world on minimally invasive heart valve and other structural heart procedures. Beaumont’s cardiovascular surgeons perform one of the highest numbers of minimally invasive heart valve surgical procedures in the country.
Marc Sakwa, M.D., Beaumont cardiovascular surgeon, explained, “Having the Tyner Center for Cardiovascular Interventions not only allows us to be the leaders in minimally invasive heart valve surgery, but it also positions us to be the leaders for all of structural heart disease.”