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Lakeland Health Acquires New Cardiac Practice
Jul 10, 2018 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – Lakeland Health is expanding cardiac services in Michiana with the addition of Lakeland Cardiothoracic, formerly known as Lakeshore Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. Current providers, Kourosh Baghelai, MD, and Ryan Bowen, PA, will continue to care for patients diagnosed with an array of conditions that affect the heart and vascular system with locations in Coloma, Niles, and St. Joseph. Cardiothoracic surgeon, Stephen Dickson Jr., MD, will join the practice in July.

“With chest pain being the second-most common complaint at Lakeland Emergency Departments, we are pleased to expand access to cardiac services in our community with the addition of Lakeland Cardiothoracic,” said Warren White, Vice President of Physician Practices, Lakeland Health. “As a Lakeland Medical Practice, Lakeland Cardiothoracic has the support of a reputable 15 Top U.S. health system including access to two certified Chest Pain Centers at both the Niles and St. Joseph hospitals.”

According to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, cardiac patients at Lakeland spend less time on a ventilator after surgery (74% are extubated in less than six hours compared to 55% STS), there are fewer pulmonary complications (4.3% at Lakeland vs. 12.3% STS), and less kidney failure (0% at Lakeland vs. 2.2% STS).

For more information about the practice and services offered, or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 408-1660

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