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Valve Clinic at Morton Plant Hospital

Morton Plant Hospital is continuing its tradition of excellence in Tampa Bay by introducing the Valve Clinic, the first multidisciplinary clinic of its kind in the region. At the Valve Clinic our expert cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists and other cardiac care specialists deliver the highest quality of heart care to patients with complex valve disorders. Some of these disorders may include:

  • Aortic stenosis – patients with severe aortic stenosis may be candidates for the new Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral regurgitation

In order to visit the Valve Clinic, you will first need to talk to your primary care physician or cardiologist. A referral form needs to be completed by the physician or cardiologist and sent to the Valve Clinic.

At the heart of the Valve Clinic philosophy is the share care philosophy, which promotes building strong relationships between our patients’ own referring physicians and the Valve Clinic team. The Valve Clinic team works closely with referring physicians in the clinical decision-making and treatment plans to insure a smooth transition for patients as they go return to the care of their own physicians.

What to Expect at the Valve Clinic

At the Valve Clinic 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. Once completed, you will receive assistance in managing disease progression and any necessary treatment when appropriate. Depending on the severity of your disease and other factors, treatment options may include:

  • Medical management
  • Valve repair
  • Valve replacement

Valve Clinic Information for Physicians:

To contact the Valve Clinic Coordinator, call (855) 44-VALVE (855-448-2583) or send an email. Physicians can also fax a referral form to (727) 462-7261.

View our 2012 Cardiovascular Surgery Outcomes Report.

Hybrid Operative Suite

In early 2012, Morton Plant Hospital finished construction on its new Hybrid Operative Suite, which is the most advanced of its kind in Tampa Bay. Thanks to the large size of the hybrid operating room and the advanced technological capabilities, surgeons and interventionalists can work side-by-side to perform complex procedures.

An innovator in heart care, Morton Plant Hospital is one of only a few hospitals in Florida approved to offer the newly available Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure to patients with severe aortic stenosis. A collaborative team of cardiac experts will perform the TAVR procedure in the Hybrid Operative Suite at Morgan Heart Hospital.

Cardiovascular procedures performed in the Hybrid Operative Suite will come from physician referrals to the Valve Clinic.

Benefits of the Hybrid Operative Suite

  • Fewer surgeries
  • Shortened hospital stays
  • Faster recovery times
  • Better outcomes
  • Reduced costs

Procedures Performed in the Hybrid Operative Suite

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Complex aortic endovascular procedures (repair of both thoracic/abdominal aneurysms)
  • Complex device management (AICD, pacemakers, lead extractions)
  • Minimally invasive heart valve repair/replacement
  • Hybrid coronary revascularization
  • Complex arrhythmia treatments
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic peripheral vascular interventions

To refer a patient to the Valve Clinic, call 855-44-VALVE (855-448-2583) or fax a referral sheet to (727) 462-7261.

View our 2012 Cardiovascular Surgery Outcomes Report.