Monday, September 14, 2009

Le Presentamos al Equipo Ganador

Hay un nuevo grupo de cirugía cardíaca y torácica cautivando la atención en
Baptist Hospital y South Miami Hospital. Es un nuevo equipo de destacados y expertos
cirujanos del corazón y del pecho. Nos enorgullecemos de presentarlos al sur de la Florida.

  • El Dr. Niberto L. Moreno es jefe de cirugía cardiotorácica de Baptist Health. El Dr. Moreno ha estado afiliado a Baptist Health desde 1995. Fue uno de los pioneros en la cirugía mínimamente invasiva y realizó la primera cirugía de corazón latiente en 1994.
  • El Dr. Lynn H. Harrison Jr. llega a Baptist Health de la Universidad deMassachussets, donde fue jefe de la división de cirugía cardiaca. Tiene a su haber la transformación del programa de cirugía cardiaca en la universidad convirtiéndolo en uno de los 100 mejores programas en los Estados Unidos.
  • La Dra. Lynn Seto llega a Baptist Health de Cleveland Clinic en Ohio. Su concentración especial está en el área de cirugía cardiaca robótica y mínimamente invasiva, particularmente la reparación de la válvula mitral. En Cleveland Clinic, realizó 400 cirugíascardiacas sin ninguna muerte. La Dra. Seto capacita a otros cirujanos en la técnica del robot da Vinci.
  • Al Dr. Mark Dylewski se le considera uno de los cirujanos más avanzados del país en el área de técnicas robóticas, particularmente la cirugía del pulmón mínimamente invasiva. Ha desarrollado la técnica Dylewski usando el robot da Vinci para extirpar el pulmón sin cortar o separar las costillas—una técnica que otros médicos robóticos están adoptando ahora.
  • El Dr. Lisardo García-Covarrubias se une al Grupo Quirúrgico Cardiaco y Torácico después de una extensa capacitación de postgrado. Terminó dos fellowships en trasplantes cardiotorácicos, uno en el Centro Médico de la Universidad de Pittsburgh y otro en el Miami-Jackson Hospital de la Universidad de Miami.

Get To Know Our Talented Team

Baptist Health South Florida introduces and impressive new team of expert heart and chest surgeons in the new advertisement currently running in both the English and Spanish editions of the Miami Herald. Get to know our talented team:

  • Niberto L. Moreno, M.D., is Baptist Health’s Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Moreno has been affiliated with Baptist Health since 1995. He was an early innovator in minimally invasive surgery, and performed the first beating heart surgery in 1994.
  • Lynn H. Harrison Jr., M.D., joins Baptist Health from the University of Massachusetts, where he was chief of cardiac surgery. He is credited with leading the transformation of the university’s heart surgery program into one of the top 100 programs in the United States.
  • Lynn Seto, M.D., from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, is a specialist in the area of robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery, particularly mitral valve repair. At Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Seto performed 400 heart surgeries without a single fatality. She teaches other surgeons the technique using the da Vinci robot.
  • Mark Dylewski, M.D., is considered one of the country’s cutting-edge surgeons in the area of robotic techniques, particularly minimally invasive lung surgery. He developed the Dylewski technique using the da Vinci robot to remove the lung without cutting or spreading the ribs—a technique other robotic physicians are now adopting.
  • Lisardo Garcia-Covarrubias, M.D., joins the cardiac and thoracic surgical group after extensive postgraduate training. He completed two heart transplant fellowships, one at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the other at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

US Medical Tourism Statistics

A study by Deloitte LLP has found that more than 400,000 non-U.S. residents obtained medical care in the United States in 2008. It has also forecasted an annual increase of inbound medical tourism of 3%.

Deloitte states, "inbound medical tourism is primarily driven by the search for high-quality care without extensive wating periods. Foreign patients are willing to pay more for care within the United States if these two factors play a large role."

This is indeed the case, as 3.5% of inpatient procedures at U.S. hosptals in 2008 were performed on international patients. Many of these international patients were from Canada and were looking for a shorter waiting period for care.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Inbound Medical Tourism to Florida

Inbound medical tourism to the United States can offer higher quality health care than would be available in another country. International patients travel to the U.S. for access to procedures that are not available in their home country, freedom from long lines or waiting lists, lower cost care and the ability to combine tourism with medical care.

Florida is the optimal medical tourism location in the United States because of the already robust tourist attractions. South Beach in Miami, Disney World in Orlando and Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral draw tourists from all over the world and will only supplement the amount of people traveling to Florida for medical procedures.

Baptist Health International in Miami is one of the most popular destinations for international patients, treating over 12,000 international patients from 100 countries in 2008. Foreign patients are attracted by the concierge and language assistance services offered by Baptist Health International. Patients are picked up at the airport, assisted with travel and accommodation reservations and offered medical information in their native language.

Medical tourism will also benefit locals by stimulating the declining economy in the much needed area of tourism and by upgrading the medical services offered in order to compete on a global scale.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Baptist Health International Opens Cayman Islands Office

Baptist Health International of Miami opened an office in the Cayman Islands Thursday, June 25th.

The office is located at 25 Governors Square on West Bay Road, Grand Cayman and will serve as an outreach facility for care services such as rheumatology, neurosurgery and interventional cardiology which are largely unavailable on the island.

Allen Brenteson, Corporate Vice President Baptist Health South Florida said, “Our facility will serve as an extension to Miami and will be a second point of contact for tertiary care. We have seven hospitals in South Florida and we have 12 out patient centres. Our location here in Cayman is strictly an outreach facility to assist the medical needs of the medical community and the people of the Cayman Islands.”

Mr Brenteson said the office would make overseas care more convenient and accessible for Cayman residents.

“We have had a long relationship with Cayman and we felt that it was time that we became a full time member of the country. We will offer second opinions electronically through our tele-medicine capabilities. This will avoid a lot of initial trips when people find it necessary to travel off island for tertiary medical care,” he said.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gamma Knife Surgery Animation

The Gamma Knife isn't a knife at all, it is a non-invasive neurosurgical procedure that uses precise radiation to treat diseased or cancerous brain tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact.

Check out this animated video to see how Gamma Knife Surgery works:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MIAMI: Where Worlds Meet

Miami is one of the most diverse, multicultural cities in the world. Miami has so much to offer: sunbathing on South Beach, visiting Downtown Miami, or taking a cruise from the cruise capital of the world, Port Miami. This is Miami: Where Worlds Meet.

It is not only an ideal getaway destination, but Miami is also a great place to live, work, or receive medical treatment. Each year, thousands of people travel from around the world to receive medical care from the respected, world-class medical facilities and physicians at Baptist Health International in Miami.