OU Medical Center Edmond

OU Medical Center Edmond 

OU Medical Center Edmond

OU Medical Center Edmond recently ushered in a new state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory, allowing the hospital to provide even more advanced treatment for those seeking cutting-edge cardiac care.

What makes the hospital’s new cath lab unique is, unlike its old piece of diagnostic imaging equipment that was upwards of 18 years old, the new apparatus’ path is not dictated by tracks along the floor or ceiling. Although the new equipment is tethered to the ceiling, it uses magnetic properties in the floor’s concrete to move freely about the room, making it easier to capture any angle.

What’s more? OU Medical Center Edmond is the only hospital in the area to employ the new 3-D imaging equipment to better serve patients with interventional cardiac and vascular procedures, said Leslie Buford, the center’s director of business development.

“The cath lab allows our physicians to go into the body with minimal invasiveness and not only see how different organs and body parts are working and if they’re working correctly, but also help our physicians conduct procedures,” Buford said. “This new machine can be positioned 360 degrees around a patient so it can get more unique views of whatever body part the physician is looking at.”

Buford said the addition of the new $1.7 million cath lab in October 2017 fulfills a need in the Edmond area, as heart disease continues to be the No. 1 killer of Oklahomans. The cath lab is instrumental in not only cardiac-related procedures, but those targeting vascular, kidney and ovarian issues, just to name a few.

That’s not the only big news coming out of OU Medical Center Edmond. The hospital is expanding its behavioral health services, with a concentration on patients 55 and older, by offering outpatient services for those who require further therapy for behavioral health issues.

The hospital has expanded its surgeries as well. Buford said the center has continued to bring on highly talented surgeons and has seen exceptional growth in the area of hernia surgery with the hire of Dr. Jeffrey Bender, known throughout the state as a hernia expert, and Dr. Alex Raines, who conducts hernia repair surgery with the assistance of a surgical robot.

OU Medical Center is located at 1 S. Bryant Ave. in Edmond. Learn more about OU Medicine and OU Medical Center Edmond by visiting oumedicine.com

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