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Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in Palm Beach County offering minimally invasive heart surgery as a treatment option for patients suffering from heart valve disease. Unlike traditional open heart surgery where the breast bone needs to be surgically separated, minimally invasive valve surgery is performed through a small incision between the ribs.

About Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

We would like to take this time to welcome you and thank you for choosing Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

Since opening our doors in 1968, to performing the first open-heart surgery in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast in 1983, our 199-bed, advanced tertiary medical center has expanded over the years to offer a full spectrum of healthcare services. Some of our most notable services include our Heart and Vascular Institute, emergency services, orthopedics and joint replacement, Certified Primary Stroke Center, urology, general and robotic surgery, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation services.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center places a strong emphasis on patient centered care and we are dedicated to optimal health through clinical excellence and unparalleled compassion.

As Palm Beach County grows, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is committed to introducing new services and programs to better serve the community’s needs. We are proud to continue achieving excellence nearly 50 years later. Thank you for entrusting us with your care.

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News & Announcements

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Implementing the ERAS System for Heart Surgery Patients

Feb 7, 2022

Palm Beach Gardens, FL –Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is adopting the ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery) system for patients undergoing heart procedures.  ERAS is a dedicated clinical and perioperative surgical pathway to streamline goals of care and ensure a safer, more efficient and comfortable recovery for the patient.

“ERAS represents a new way of thinking about recovery after cardiac surgery.  The program focuses on patient centered care to involve you and your family in your own recovery”, said Dr. Nishant Patel, cardiac surgeon on staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.  “Our multidisciplinary team here at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has worked diligently to develop an evidence driven process that lends to your recovery needs.”

Some of the benefits of utilizing this method include:

  • Keeping your hospital stay short
  • Minimizing and controlling your pain and nausea
  • Helping you mobilize out of bed sooner and more often
  • Preventative bowel regimen
  • Optimizing nutrition allowing you to eat and drink as soon as it is safe to do so
  • Listening to your concerns and adjust your care plan as needed
  • Ensuring safety, enhance surgical outcomes
  • Offering patient and family support throughout surgical stay and recovery

“Implementing the ERAS system will only enhance our already top notch cardiac program here at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center to give our patients a smoother and even better experience at our hospital,” said Teresa Urquhart, chief executive officer at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. “Our multidisciplinary team will guide the patient and their family every step of the way, so they can recover quicker and get back to the healthy life they deserve.”   

As the first hospital in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to perform open-heart surgery, we continue to be at the forefront when it comes to being the first to perform cardiac procedures and the most experienced.

  • More than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations
  • Over 19,000 open heart surgeries
  • Over 700 TAVR’s
  • Over  275 Mitraclips
  • Over 50 convergent procedures
  • Over 50 minimally invasive cardiac surgeries
  • Nearly 300 Watchman procedures
For more information about our services, go to www.pbgmc.com or call 561-622-1411