INTEGRIS Heart Surgery Program Saving Lives
On May 17, 2001, medical history was made in Enid when Cardiovascular Surgeon David Vanhooser performed the first open heart surgery at INTEGRIS Bass.
Since that time Dr. Vanhooser has performed thousands of procedures right here in Enid.
In 2004, the hospital launched an endovascular surgery program under Dr. Vanhooser’s direction. As a result, the hospital is now the only hospital in Northwest Oklahoma providing surgical treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms, using an advanced minimally invasive technique.
Other procedures and service offered include:, carotid artery angiography, carotid artery stenting with embolic protection, comprehensive peripheral vascular disease management including non-invasive testing, diagnostic angiography, minimally invasive stenting and angioplasty.
The INTEGRIS Bass Heart Center participates in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. Data and outcomes for heart patients are recorded and then the organization reports results on an annual basis. In the most recent report, the INTEGRIS Bass Heart Center scored equal to or better than the national standard in almost every category measured.
The INTEGRIS Bass Heart Center and Dr. Vanhooser now provide a complete range of sophisticated cardiothoracic surgical services for the treatment of: atherosclerosis (blocked arteries) , coronary artery disease treatment, valves requiring repair and replacement , congestive heart failure.
Dr. Vanhooser uses the latest technology including “Beating Heart” technology where a special instrument is used to stop only the portion of the heart that needs repair. A patient favorite is Dr. Vanhooser’s minimally invasive endoscopic technique for removing veins from the leg for bypass surgery through a 1 inch incision.
The Bass Heart Center continues to be the only heart program in Enid with dedicated cardiac anesthesia and the only Enid based, cardiac perfusion services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also remain the only program in Enid with a full-time dedicated heart surgery team, available 24/7.
Miracles happen every day at the INTEGRIS Bass Heart Center.