Medical Devices

Can TAVR Help Patients With Aortic Stenosis?

If your patient has been diagnosed with severely narrowed aortic valves or aortic stenosis, a cardiologist may likely discuss a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR to replace the valves. The TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) procedure provides a treatment option for those patients considered a medium or high risk for open-heart surgery.


Robotic Arm to Transform Joint Replacement Surgery

The Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital in Wichita is now the exclusive Kansas provider of Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, which will enable surgeons to achieve a higher level of precision for implant design and replacement.


Absorb Dissolving Heart Stent: Opens, Heals, Disappears

Approximately 90 days after the world’s first fully dissolving heart stent for treating coronary artery disease received FDA approval, Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita, already a leader in advanced cardiac care, now offers this technology.


KMC Gastroenterology Adds Newest Technology for Patient Benefit

Patient care is at the forefront of each decision made by the staff of Kansas Medical Clinic, PA, and KMC’s Topeka-based Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Center has adopted the practice of providing patients with the best care and treatment that medical technology can offer.


Right on Target: CyberKnife Still the ‘Gold Standard’ for Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery Treatment

In fall 2005, Via Christi Health opened a 4,000-square-foot CyberKnife Center in Wichita — an investment made to ensure that regional cancer patients had a full complement of high-tech, close-to-home treatment options.


Wesley Medical Center Growing Oncology Services

Identifying future medical needs of the community and making it a singular mission to meet those needs has been the driving force behind Wesley Medical Center for more than 100 years. This spirit of forward-thinking care is at the heart of its current effort to grow its oncology program to meet Increasing demand for cancer services in Wichita and throughout Kansas and Northern Oklahoma.


100th TAVR: Via Christi Structural Heart Program Reaches Major Milestone

On Sept. 9, the 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure was performed in Via Christi Hospital St. Francis’ hybrid operating room.


Via Christi Offers New, Advanced Tools for Patient Rehabilitation; Lokomat Unit, Other Technologies Give Therapists Additional Options to Improve Patient Outcomes

Terri Reed had high hopes when Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital invested in a LokomatPro FreeD, a state-of-the-art, computerized robotic system designed to improve patients’ gait through neuromuscular re-education.


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 Approved to Treat Mitral Regurgitation with MitraClip System

A new device is now available that offers more patients who have mitral valve regurgitation a treatment option that doesn’t require open-heart surgery. Mitral valve regurgitation is the most common heart valve problem, and until recently, the only way to repair mitral valves was through open-heart surgery.


Hybrid OR at Via Christi Offers New Opportunities

Each year, about 5 million people are diagnosed with heart valve disease. Of those, about 1.5 million have aortic stenosis — an obstruction or narrowing of the aortic valve. This is often caused by the buildup of calcium deposits on the leaflets of the valve.