The cardiovascular operating rooms of the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute are composed of two specially-equipped operating suites, which are physically connected to the cardiac catheterization lab. They are located within the 27,000 sq ft. addition built in 1993.
This innovative design is the result of the close collaboration between physicians, architects and other healthcare professionals who worked as a team to develop the center. The ETMC Cardiovascular Institute is the first in East Texas to use this unique arrangement, which provides close proximity for increased safety in treating critical cardiac patients.
The ETMC cardiac surgery staff is composed of registered nurses and operating room technicians who have had extensive training in cardiovascular surgical techniques.