Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

We are the only hospital in the region chosen to offer two approaches for a new life-saving heart surgery. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) offers hope to people with severe aortic stenosis. 

Why Choose Bronson Methodist Hospital for TAVR?

  • More people in Kalamazoo prefer Bronson Methodist Hospital for treating chest pain*
  • Each patient's comprehensive care plan is created by our multidisciplinary team of specialists, which includes cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, radiologists and others 
  • The area's most experienced team in robotic heart surgery
  • The region's only hospital qualified to offer four approaches to TAVR: transaortic,  transfemoral, transiliac, transapical
  • Access to specialized procedures not performed elsewhere in the region, such as aortic and mitral valve repair and endovascular repair 
  • State-of-the-art diagnostics and the most advanced treatment options 
  • The region's only multidisciplinary clinics, like our heart valve clinic, provide complete care in one location 
  • A Chest Pain Emergency Center  for quick, accurate diagnosis of heart attacks 
  • Blood management service for people who wish to avoid blood transfusions 

* 2012 Consumer Perception Study, Professional Research Consultants, Inc.




Our TAVR Team 

Our team uses a collaborative approach to patient care. This means that we work closely together to create care plans for our patients. Team members include cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons and other experts. 

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