Services at Banner Boswell Medical Center  

Treatment Options

Heart treatment options  

Banner Boswell Medical Center offers several surgical and noninvasive treatments for heart disease.

Catheterization Procedures
A catheterization procedure is a minimally invasive way to treat some forms of heart disease. Doctors do not surgically open the patient’s chest. They enter the heart through arteries in the legs or arms. Then, they use special tools to inject dye, clear blocked arteries, or insert a stent (small stainless-steel tube) when needed.

Banner Boswell Medical Center offers many cardiac catheterization procedures. In addition to our diagnostic procedures, we also offer:

The Heart Center at Banner Boswell consistently has been at the forefront of advances in cardiovascular surgery including coronary artery bypass (on or off pump) and valve repair/replacement.

A surgeon may choose to open the patient’s chest to repair damage to the heart tissue, valves, arteries or vessels, or may elect to perform the procedure through a minimally invasive technique, depending on individual patient's needs.

Minimally invasive surgery typically offers smaller incisions, less pain, faster recovery times, a decrease in the amount of blood products/transfusions needed and lower incidences of atrial fibrillation (a common arrhythmia of the heart following heart surgery).

We also offer:

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization, which enhances cardiac circulation and alleviates chest pain
  • Epicardial cardiac ablation via mini-thoracotomy (incision between the ribs) for treatment of atrial fibrillation

Healthy lifestyle
It's important for heart patients to make good health choices, such as following a nutritious diet, staying active and quitting smoking. We have experts who can help you set goals and stay on track.


For More Information 

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Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85351
(623) 832-4000
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