Exceeding National Quality Standards
Allegiance Heart and Vascular Center’s open-heart program is proud to announce its outstanding results as measured by the national registry database set by the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS). This compares the outcomes of more than 1,000 hospitals performing cardiac surgery in the United States.
Allegiance Heart and Vascular Center’s most significant success is a 13% lower morbidity rate compared to the nation for isolated coronary bypass surgery and a mortality rate that is comparable to the STS. Allegiance excels in measures of surgical technique with a 0.6% rate of re-operation for bleeding (over 50% lower than STS) and a minimal need for blood transfusions (30% lower than STS). Our rates of post-operative complications like stroke (0.9%), major sternal infection (0.3%), and kidney failure 1.9% (50% lower than STS) are outstanding.
This excellent care is reflected in our remarkably low average length-of-stay following surgery (15% lower than STS). Our rate of compliance far exceeds nearly all other open-heart programs in Michigan.
U of M Partnership
Allegiance Health has partnered with the University of Michigan, Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiac Surgery to provide an exceptional experience for our patients. Our experienced cardiac surgeons are:
Mahender Macha, MD
Mahender Macha specializes in adult cardiac surgery. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1991, and completed his training in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation at Stanford University in 2001. He was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Temple University in Philadelphia performing adult cardiac surgery, cardiac and pulmonary transplantation, and implanting mechanical ventricular assist devices until 2007. In addition to his active clinical practice, he has an interest in both clinical and basic science research related to end-stage heart failure and the development of innovative therapies.
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Vincent Simonetti, MD
Vincent Simonetti specializes in adult cardiac surgery. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1990 and completed his residency in general surgery at Henry Ford Hospital. He completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine and The Detroit Medical Center and spent an additional year as a clinical and research fellow in Cardiopulmonary Transplantation at Henry Ford Hospital.
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