Kailua Heart Surgery

Our skilled heart surgeons are here to provide the care you need

The heart surgery department at Adventist Health Castle provides a high level of medical care to the patients needing treatment for conditions affecting the heart, heart valves, coronary arteries, carotid arteries, aorta and great vessels.

We understand facing a large surgery is overwhelming to many patients and their families. Our highly skilled specialists collaborate on each patient’s case. Our physicians discuss traditional procedures with the latest advances in medicine and surgery to customize an individualized treatment of complex valvular and coronary artery disease with each patient.

Here at Adventist Health Castle, we are all about the right procedure for the patient at the right time, with the goal of improving your quality of life.

Cardiovascular operating room

Adventist Health Castle’s cardiovascular operating room is specifically designed for heart surgery patients. The room is large enough to house all of the necessary open-heart equipment, including a heart-lung machine.

The operating room includes:

  • Skytron lights and booms
  • Eight monitors mounted on booms or walls, ranging in size from 24 to 55 inches
  • Cameras mounted on the walls and in the center of the surgical lights
  • A Stryker video integration network, which allows high-definition enlargements of the surgical procedure to be displayed while it is being performed
  • A cardiovascular information system, which combines an advanced imaging system and physician reporting station that allow physicians to capture and read studies from outside of the operating room
  • A computer the care team can log into remotely from outside the room to view the procedure and control the wall-mounted cameras as needed

Hybrid cardiovascular and surgery room

In addition to the cardiovascular operating room, the Adventist Health Castle offers a hybrid cardiovascular and surgery room. This room is designed for both procedures that use small endovascular catheters as well as nearly all types of open surgical procedures, including open heart surgery. The hybrid room offers state-of-the-art surgical lights, cameras, booms and video integration.

The workhorse of the room is our Philips FD20 X-ray imaging system. This equipment can be used to perform all types of endovascular and cardiovascular procedures with brilliant 2D and 3D displays for visualizing the entire vascular system.

These images help cardiologists, radiologists and surgeons navigate throughout the body as they perform life-saving miniature surgery. Complex procedures such as abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and extremity revascularization are now easier to accomplish and safer to perform.

Adventist Health Castle’s hybrid room is was first in the state of Hawaii designed from its inception to be used in such a dual capacity, so it offers uncompromised functionality.