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The Heart of the Matter

This article in Broward Health talks about Dr. Kenneth Herskowitz and his skill to perform minimally invasive aortic valve replacement at Boward Health Medical Center.

Fall 2012 - By Trish Power

Excerpt - "She [Marilyn Cook] researched dozens of hospitals and narrowed her choices to two – one in Southern California, one in South Florida. Both were top rated hospitals. Both had highly accomplished physicians performing minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery. By air, Long Beach was a few hours from her home. Fort Lauderdale was as far as you could go and still be in the United States. But Broward Health Medical Center had a video on its website of the surgeon performing the very procedure she needed."

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Stenting of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)

“The new technology that the Endurant II Stent Graft offers provides the physician the best chance to treat complicated and difficult AAA anatomy,” Dr. Herskowitz.

Broward Health has recently opened a new state of the art Hybrid Operating Suite to treat complex Abdominal and Thoracic aneurysms. 

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Stenting of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)

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Broward Health Heart Valve Center

Opens 2012

Dr. Herskowitz has spearheaded the opening of the new Broward Health Heart Valve Center, a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of structural and valvular heart disease. The Broward Health Heart Valve Center streamlines the diagnostic and treatment process for patients and is led by national experts in diagnostic cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, and cardiac surgery.

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Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

October 2010

Q: My mitral valve is in need of repair, but I worry about teh effects of open-heart surgery - especially the lengthy recovery time.  Can a surgeon repair the valve using minimally invasive techniques? 

For many patients, minimally invasive cardiac surgery is the right choice. Every year, more and more patients request it and for good reason.

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Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair

October 2010

Standard heart surgery typically requires exposure of the heart and its vessels through median sternotomy (division of the breast bone), one of the most traumatic aspects of traditional heart-related surgical procedures. Newly developed minimally invasive approaches, on the other hand, now offer access to the heart through small incisions and provide an array of patient and surgeon benefits.

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Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair