Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Hosts Double Open House

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Breast Care Center.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Breast Care Center.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is inviting the Fort Bend community to see its newly streamlined Heart & Vascular Center and Breast Care Center at a special double open house on Thursday, February 4th from 5 to 7 pm.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land’s Heart & Vascular Center, a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, was recently expanded to expedite care for cardiac patients. The specially designed facility boasts state-of-the-art technology and provides 24/7 interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery services. The center includes four cardiac operating rooms, two hybrid operating rooms, four cardiac catheterization labs, two procedure rooms and a 19 bed observation unit, which are run by highly-trained medical staff.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center was the first hospital in the United States to install a hybrid operating room in 2012 that combines a Maquet operating table and a Siemens Healthcare C-arm robotic system for angiography and is still one of the few hospitals in the nation to have advanced hybrid operating rooms of this kind. The hybrid operating rooms incorporate advanced technologies with traditional surgery capabilities to offer patients a new range of diagnostic and treatment procedures that can streamline care and reduce recovery time and complications. In fact, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the only facility in Fort Bend County that performs open-heart surgery, including the most complex cases.

The most significant feature of the Heart & Vascular Center is that in the event of a cardiac emergency, it stands ready with a team of experienced specialists including cardiologists, inter- ventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic/vascular surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists and specialty-trained nursing staff. The facility’s benefits reach beyond patients entering the Emergency Department with heart attack symptoms and ensures physicians are able to swiftly diagnose patients and carry out the course of treatment as quickly as possible.

Advanced technology can also be found in Houston Methodist Sugar Land’s Breast Care Center, which offers the latest in breast cancer screening advances, including low-dose radiation tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography. Tomosynthesis is more accurate in detecting breast cancer than standard mammography equipment and detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancers, which leads to earlier diagnosis. The center is also proud to have a Breast Care Navigator on staff to help guide patients and their families through the entire care process.

Touring the Heart & Vascular Center and Breast Care Center can give Fort Bend residents peace of mind knowing that if a cardiac or breast service is ever needed, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has the advanced facilities, expertise and friendly, knowledgeable staff ready to care for its patients.  Tours of both facilities will be offered, as well as refreshments, door prizes and a free gift for all attendees.

To RSVP, visit houstonmethodist.org/events or call 281-275-0751.