ARCHIVE: January 2021

One of Five Centers In U.S. For CRT and Cardiac Conduction...

Led by Dr. Bengt Herweg, Tampa General’s Electrophysiology Center of Excellence is a leader in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and has been one of only five centers in the U.S. to offer...

Breakthrough FFR Technology Aides in Interventional Stent...

Tampa General’s Interventional Cardiology Center of Excellence offers advanced treatment options for coronary disease, high-risk interventions, and research into new therapies. Medical director,...

Shoulder Device Saves Arm Function & Career for Self-...

Tampa resident Michael Beleele was riding a dirt bike in Idaho 20 years ago when he crashed, hitting the dirt at 45 mph. “I destroyed my right shoulder,” he said. “I had no use of my right arm at...

Complex bariatric surgery gives heart patients new options – and...

The heart failure patient had received an LVAD in 2015 and desperately needed a life-saving heart transplant. But for four years, he had been unable to lose weight. His obesity made his chances too...

The Latest in Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy

Laser interstitial thermal therapy is an emerging technique used to treat epilepsy and primary and metastatic brain tumors with a small incision as opposed to open surgery.  Additionally, this...

Innovations in the Surgical Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy

Though most seizures can be controlled with oral medication, patients with epilepsy that remains uncontrolled by medications may experience multiple seizures per day and be rendered totally disabled...

Tampa General Offers Breakthrough Hybrid Coronary...

For decades, Tampa General’s cardiothoracic surgeons have specialized in minimally-invasive valve and bypass techniques such as sternal-sparing mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement...

Tampa General Hospital First Hospital in Florida to Use New...

The new MRI on wheels is cleared for brain imaging and can be brought directly to the patient, making care easier and more convenient for a wide variety of patients, including children, emergency...

Cardiovascular Simulation Lab features 3D Printing to Improve...

There’s something dramatic and innovative occurring as Dr. Fadi Matar guides a catheter into a heart at Tampa General Hospital and carefully places a tiny plug to repair a hole. What’s innovative is...

Custom Implants Transform Ankle Replacement Surgery at Tampa...

Until the mid-1990s, the only option for patients with long standing ankle arthritis and those with post traumatic arthritis due to severe ankle fractures was an arthrodesis. "We don't think about it...

Tampa General Hospital is First in Florida to Use New Organ...

  Tampa General Hospital is the first in Florida to adopt and use a sophisticated organ transplant system that is designed to increase the number of donated hearts, livers and lungs that can...