Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Heart Center celebrates 100 hearts

San Jacinto Methodist Hospital employees and medical staff recently celebrated a milestone achievement: The Heart & Vascular Center at San Jacinto Methodist has performed 100 open heart surgeries since opening in 2011.

Dr. Wade Fischer, cardiothoracic surgeon, paused between surgeries 103 and 104, to thank the hospital teams for supporting patients and the program. Dr. Fisher noted that the Heart Center has a remarkable zero percent mortality rate, even with the complexity of cases taken on. Procedures are performed in the hospital’s state-of-the-art cardiovascular operating room, equipped with the latest technology.

In February 2013 the Heart & Vascular Center will commemorate its two-year anniversary, marking the start of offering open heart surgery to the Baytown and East Houston communities. For more information on the Heart & Vascular Center at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, please call 832-556-6543.