Services at Banner Desert Medical Center  

Heart Treatment Options

Desert Cath Lab  

Banner Desert offers surgical and non-invasive treatments for heart disease. For each method there are several different approaches. Patients should speak with their doctor to determine what specific treatments they need.

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 Desert offers many cardiac catheterization and other non-surgical procedures:

Heart Surgeries
The medical staff at Banner Desert performs several hundred cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeries annually:


For More Information 

podcasts Podcasts: Cardiac tests info 
video Animation: Stent Placement
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Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-3000
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