HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake celebrates milestone in heart surgery

HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, 500 W. Medical Center Blvd, Webster, recently celebrated the completion of its 100th trascatheter aortic valve replacement surgery, according to a Jan. 14 news release. The hospital is one of the first in the Bay Area to offer such a procedure. A minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgery, trascatheter aortic valve replacement surgery replaces damaged aortic valves through a catheter without surgeons needing to cut open the chest to expose the heart.

Dr. Pranav Loyalka said in the release that the community will benefit from the expertise available at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake.



“Before the expertise was only in the Medical Center. Now, with this being in the community, it’s a lot easier for the patients and their families,” Loyalka said in the release.



The heart hospital at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, the only dedicated heart hospital in the Bay Area, performs more than 1,000 heart procedures a year. 281-332-2511. www.hcahoustonhealthcare.com/locations/clear-lake

By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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