Valve Center at Morton Plant Hospital
Morton Plant Hospital Valve Center for the Treatment of Heart Valve Disease
The Valve Center at Morton Plant Hospital was established in February 2012 as the first multidisciplinary Center of its kind in the region. Developed to treat complex heart valve diseases, the Valve Center combines the expertise of cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists, and other cardiac care specialists to deliver the highest quality of heart care to patients with complex valve disorders. Some of these disorders may include
The Valve Center was designed to give patients with complex valve diseases customized treatment plans developed by a multidisciplinary panel of cardiac experts. Thanks to its focus on complex heart valve disease, many of the procedures performed by the Valve Center team at Morton Plant are considered cutting edge. As pioneers in heart care, the Valve Center team is dedicated to providing the latest advancements in heart care to help people live longer, stronger lives. Read our 2012 Cardiovascular Surgery Outcomes Report for more information on our heart surgery program.
What to Expect at the Valve Center
The Morton Plant Hospital Valve Center is committed to providing an exceptional experience to people searching for new options in regards to their heart care. Our Valve Center Coordinator will work with you one-on-one to help guide you through the process every step of the way. At the Valve Center, you will meet with a team of cardiac experts, including cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists, who will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine your best treatment plan. Members of the team will discuss your health and treatment options with you. Once completed, you will receive assistance in managing your disease progression and any necessary treatment, when appropriate. Depending on the severity of your disease and other factors, treatment options may include:
Watch this video to learn more about the Valve Center from Dr. John Ofenloch, cardiovascular surgeon, and Dr. Douglas Spriggs, interventional cardiologist, both of whom are on the Valve Center team.
Scheduling an Evaluation at the Valve Center:
If you have heart valve disease and would like to be evaluated at the Morton Plant Hospital Valve Center, you may do so one of two ways:
- If you have a primary care physician or cardiologist, you should first consult with him or her. He or she should complete a referral form and fax it to the Valve Center. The fax number is on the form. At the heart of the Valve Clinic is the share care philosophy. The team is committed to working with your referring physicians on your treatment plan so that you have a smooth transition back to their care.
- If you prefer to contact the Valve Clinic Coordinator to discuss your options, call 855-44-VALVE (855-448-2583) or send an email to our Valve Clinic Coordinator.
For more information about the Morton Plant Hospital Valve Center, call 855-44-VALVE (855-448-2583).