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Cardiac Care - Heart Surgery: #1 in Western New York

ECMC Corp. has built a reputation as being Western New York's leader in successful heart surgeries and is ranked #1 in Western New York, according to the most recent New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) coronary bypass surgery report. The report, which was issued in October 2000, consisted of a statewide survey of 32 cardiac surgery programs for the period 1995 - 1997.

The findings showed that ECMC Corp. had among the lowest risk-adjusted death rates in the state at 1.97 for the period of 1995 - 1997. In addition, ECMC Corp. had the lowest mortality rate in the Western New York region.

Known as Expert Cardiac Medical Care, ECMC Corp.'s comprehensive cardiac surgery program consists of the following services:

  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • invasive cardiac catherization
  • non-invasive EKG/ECHO testing
  • dedicated cardiac care inpatient unit
  • dedicated cardiothoracic inpatient unit

Our current cardiothoracic surgeons are:

General Heart Services

The Department of Cardiology staff includes experts who provide the highest level of cardiac care in all areas of cardiovascular disease. The cardiology unit accepts referrals of patients with a wide range of cardiology conditions including congestive heart failure, congenital (at birth), valve, muscle, and coronary artery diseases, as well as arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). The unit also performs pacemaker evaluations. The cardiac care facility consists of state-of-the-art diagnostic laboratories and a computerized coronary unit. Arrangements can be made for various types of echocardiography (ultrasound) testing, Holter monitoring (long-term recording of electrocardiographic signals), stress testing, interventional (insertion of an instrument or device) cardiology procedures, and open heart surgery

For more information, call 716-898-4791.

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