BOARD CERTIFIED INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGISTS Branavan Umakanthan DO, F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. Dr. Umakanthan received his Internal Medicine and general Cardiology training at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He then completed his coronary and peripheral vascular interventional training at the Western Pennsylvania/Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Umakanthan is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography. In addition to performing coronary, peripheral vascular and carotid interventions, Dr. Umakanthan has a keen interest in structural heart procedures (including PFO closures and valvuloplasty procedures), venous interventions (including IVCfilter placement and DVT extractions), and high risk coronary interventions. Rafael Valencia, MD, F.A.C.C. Dr. Valencia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University. He then attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College in New York. He performed his Internal Medicine Residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell. He performed his General Cardiology training at the New York University Medical School affiliated hospitals. He then found his way back to the West Coast where he performed an additional two years of Cardiac and Peripheral Intervention training at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. Dr. Valencia is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. INTRODUCING A NEW, LOW-PROFILE DEVICE TO TREAT ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS IN NEVADA. ADVANCING THE TREATMENT OF ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM with the use of minimally invasive techniques. INNOVATIVE NEW STENT GRAFT SYSTEM OFFERS PATIENTS SHORTER OPERATIVE TIME AND SPEEDIER RECOVERY Nevada Heart and Vascular Center is the only cardiology team in the state to use the TriVascular Ovation Prime THEN Abdominal Stent Graft. Ovation Prime™ is a new FDA OPEN SURGICAL REPAIR approved, surgical device for treating abdominal aortic lowest profile, commercially available system and allows for total percutaneous access (5mm puncture site). This results in minimal pain, faster patient recovery and a decrease in length of stay-typically 24hrs or less. aneurysms. Our patients will benefit from this minimally invasive treatment as an alternative to open surgery. Our Board Certified Interventional Cardiologists Branavan Umakanthan D.O., F.A.C.C,. F.S.C.A.I. and BETTER Rafael Valencia M.D., F.A.C.C. EVAR WITH CUTDOWN are the only physicians in the state to utilize this innovative technology in the state of the art, hybrid cardiac OVATION PRIME™ vastly expands the number of patients eligible for a less-invasive endovascular surgery, as it offers a unique technology in both straightforward and challenging anatomies. The device is more accurate in its implementation compared to older generation technology, offering patients a much shorter operative time and speedier recovery. catheterization operating room at Siena Hospital (A Dignity Health Facility). Known as the “silent killer,” abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) affect an estimated 1.2 million people in the United NOW PEVAR States. This condition creates a bulge that weakens the The conventional approach of a stent graft involves aorta. Early detection is key in preventing rupture or even entry through groin incisions (typically 4-5inches in death. length) to expose the femoral arteries and introduce the device up the patients vasculature. TriVascular‘s To learn more about this procedure please contact our Ovation Prime™ is the office to schedule a consultation.
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