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CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

MOUNTAIN VIEW BUDA CARDIOVASULAR CENTRE

The Mountain View Buda Cardiovascular Centre will be the most advanced cardiovascular care hospital in Healthlandia, and one of the top three in all of CEMA, providing innovative, comprehensive care to patients with diseases of the heart, blood vessels, and circulatory system. MV Buda Cardiovascular Centre’s team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurse specialists, and other health care professionals will work together to bring individualized care to each cardiac patient. MVBCC’s state-of-the-art facilities are being designed and equipped to accommodate the specific needs of heart patients and their families and to further enhance the delivery of compassionate, patient-centered care. The Cardiovascular Centre’s clinical services will be strengthened by a comprehensive cardiovascular research program that will investigate promising new treatments and bring them directly to Mountain View Buda’s cardiac patients before they are available at other hospitals in CEMA. When it opens later this year, MV Buda’s Cardiovascular Centre will be among the top providers of cardiovascular services in the world. This will  reflect not only the high quality of patient care, but also the leading-edge technologies, the notable accomplishments of the faculty and staff, and the excellence of their training program.

MOUNTAIN VIEW KINGDOM RENAL CARE CENTRE

Patients with conditions involving the renal system (including kidney disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and other kidney-related conditions) will want to choose the MV Kingdom Renal Care Centre for two key reasons: the treatment options it will provide, and the nephrology specialists who will provide them. Located on the campus of the MV Kingdom Hospital, the MV Kingdom Renal Care Centre will be one of the leading facilities for kidney disease care in Healthlandia. MV Kingdom RCC will offer the clinical services, transplant/surgical and treatment options, and post-operative therapy and dialysis treatment programs that are only available at a world-class kidney centre. The Renal Care Centre will be staffed by hundreds of top renal surgeons, nephrology specialists, and therapists serving the needs of their patients. MV Kingdom Renal Care Centre will be one of two centres in CEMA performing latest generation kidney transplant procedures and it will be a trial facility for the newest dialysis treatment equipment in the world.

MV CAPE GASTROENTEROLOGY AND BARIATRIC SURGERY CENTRE

Research has shown that long-term weight loss can significantly impact your health with positive benefits and improved quality of life. In fact, weight loss treatment can actually resolve health problems related to being overweight including: diabetes and high blood sugar, infertility, osteoarthritis, painful joints, and back pain.

The MV Cape Gastroenterology and Bariatric Surgery Centre was added to the MV Cape Hospital campus two years ago. MV G&BSC’s gastroenterologists and bariatric specialists will treat patients with a variety of digestive disorders ranging from common to complex. In addition, the centre’s bariatric specialists will perform a variety of bariatric surgery procedures (weight loss surgery) for patients who have varying degrees of obesity. The centre features advanced technology and surgical methods.

The MV Bariatric Surgery Centre offer several types of weight loss surgery options, including minimally invasive and non-invasive options. These minimally-invasive procedures are performed through tiny incisions in the skin and can shorten a patient’s recovery time and significantly reduce pain and scarring. More importantly, risks of infection or bleeding are much lower with smaller incisions. This also helps provide better pain control.  The procedures include:

Gastric Bypass

Also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery,  this procedure reduces the size of your upper stomach to a small pouch to reduce the amount of food you can eat which leads to weight loss. The intestines are also rerouted to decrease the absorption of calories and change the metabolism of insulin. Gastric bypass surgery can help a patient to lose 50 – 75 percent of their excess weight on average. Gastric bypass has been around longer than any other surgical weight loss procedure available today and remains one of the most commonly-performed bariatric surgery procedures worldwide.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

With the minimally invasive Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure, the MV G&BSC surgeon removes 80 to 90 percent of the patient’s stomach, making more of a tube shape, similar to a medium sized banana. With a smaller stomach, the patient will feel fuller faster. Bariatric sleeve surgery removes the portion of the stomach where hunger hormones are generated, which also results in a decreased appetite and improvement in hunger. Patients may lose 50 – 60 percent of your excess weight on average with a gastric sleeve procedure, along with seeing improvements in their overall health.

Revisional Surgery of Previous Weight Loss Procedures

If previous weight loss surgery has not been successful for a patient, or if they have experienced problems with their prior surgery, the MV G&BSC team can provide a thorough health assessment and viable recommendations. With appropriate tests and evaluation, they can help determine if the patient is experiencing difficulties related to their first weight-loss procedure and they can make suggestions for a revisional procedure if it is appropriate. Some problems can include weight regain from fistula formation, severe heartburn/reflux that isn’t controlled by medications, persistent ulcer formation, abdominal pain, inability to eat, diarrhea, or constipation.

Endoscopic Repair of Digestive Complications

With skilled use of endoscopic procedures (no incisions and done with a camera through the mouth), surgeons and specialists from the MV G&BSC team are able to repair many digestive problems that may arise in a patient’s weight loss journey. These may include weight gain, fistulas, perforations, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. These are cutting-edge techniques that are only performed at specialized centres. The MV Gastroenterology and Bariatric Surgery Centre has specialists specially trained in bariatric endoscopy.

Duodenal Switch

This Biliopancreatic diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) is a more complex bariatric surgery technique that combines the steps of the sleeve gastrectomy with the decreased absorption of calories aspect similar to the gastric bypass. A duodenal switch (DS) is known to produce the largest weight loss of more than 150 pounds, as well as the greatest benefits for control of diabetes, but also carries the highest risk of malnutrition. The patient’s surgeon and other specialists can help determine if this is the appropriate procedure for them.

Intragastric Balloon

One of MV G&BSC’s most successful non-invasive endoscopic options for bariatric non-surgical weight loss is a gastric balloon system called ORBERA® that places an inflatable balloon in the stomach through an endoscope, eliminating the need for incisions and scars. This gastric balloon is then filled with a water solution to expand so the patient feels full sooner and eats less. The balloon is left in the stomach for six months. During this time, patients participate in a personalized diet and exercise program to encourage portion control and healthy lifestyle.

MVHC SURGICAL INNOVATION CENTRE

The MVHC Surgical Innovation Centre was opened three years ago at MV Emirates Metro Hospital and is one of the most advanced surgical centres in CEMA. The MVHC Surgical Innovation Centre provides innovative, comprehensive care to patients requiring general and complex surgical procedures including procedures of the endocrine, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. MVHC Surgical Innovation Centre’s team of surgeons, nurse specialists, and other health care professionals work together to bring individualized care to each patient. Facilities designed and equipped to accommodate the specific needs of both general surgery and transplant patients and their families further enhance the delivery of compassionate, patient-centered care. MVHC Surgical Innovation Centre’s clinical services are strengthened by a comprehensive transplant research program that investigates promising new treatments and brings them directly to our patients, often before they are available at other hospitals in CEMA. The MVHC Surgical Innovation Centre is now ranked as the top provider of surgical services in the country. The rankings reflect not only MVHC’s high quality of patient care, but also their leading-edge technologies, the notable accomplishments of their faculty and staff, and the excellence of their training program.

Robotic Surgery Research and Training Program at the MVHC Surgical Centre

The Robotic Surgery Program at the MVHC Surgical Innovation Centre provides the most advanced robotic surgery techniques and procedures to patients and the most advanced training and research to medical professionals. MVHC’s multidisciplinary staff brings together providers from various sub-specialties who work as a team to provide the most comprehensive, consistent and personalized care to each patient. The MVHC Robotic Surgery Research and Training Program is dedicated to the advancement of minimally invasive technology for a wide variety of surgical procedures. To advance this effort, the staff members of the Robotic Surgery program are involved in more than 40 collaborative research projects.

Robotic surgery is an exciting and promising area of minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Using a high-tech robot, specially trained surgeons perform complex operations through very small openings, thereby reducing pain, recovery times, hospital stays, and scars as compared to the traditional open procedures.  Pioneers in robotic surgery, surgeons at the Robotic Surgery Program at MVHC perform more robotic surgery procedures—and a wider array of procedures—than at any other hospital in the world. The MVHC Robotic Surgery program is dedicated to the advancement of technology though collaborative efforts with colleagues and technology companies. Other research at the Robotic Surgery Program at MVHC’s hospitals includes:

  • Development of nanoparticle technology to assist in therapeutic options for patients with bladder function issues

  • New techniques for utilizing robotics in surgical procedures to fight cancers of the respiratory and endocrine systems

  • Creating a more technologically-advanced “single port” robot

MV SPORTS MEDICINE AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY CENTRE

Patients with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system choose the Mountain View Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Centre for two key reasons: the treatment options they provide, and the orthopedic and sports medicine specialists who provide them. Opened two years ago on the MV Cape Hospital campus through an endowment from a local family, the MV Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Centre has grown to be one of the leading facilities for orthopedic care in Healthlandia. The SM & OS Centre offers the clinical services, surgical and treatment options, and post-operative therapy programs that are only available at a world-class sports medicine and orthopedic centre. Two years ago it was named by the Ministry of Sports as the official Sports Medicine Partner for the Healthlandian National and Olympic teams. The Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Centre is staffed by hundreds of top orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, and therapists serving the needs of their patients from all over CEMA and the world. Mountain View Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Centre is one of two centres in CEMA performing latest generation joint replacement procedures and are a trial facility for new prosthetic devices, artificial joints, and innovative procedures.

 

At Mountain View Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Centre, the multifaceted sports medicine program offers diagnostics and treatment for athletes of all ages and every skill level, from children as young as toddlers to active seniors who participate in sports activities well into their 90s. The physicians, surgeons, therapists, and other professionals begin with a proactive approach to sports injury prevention, providing expertise and educational resources for athletes, athletes, coaches, and trainers. When sports-related injuries do occur, patients benefit from a collaboration between the specialty- and subspecialty-trained sports medicine physicians throughout the entire diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation process.

 

The MV Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Centre treats a comprehensive range of sports medicine conditions and injuries related to the following areas of the body:

  • Abdomen

  • Elbow

  • Hip

  • Leg & Knee

  • Shoulder

  • Non-Surgical Treatments

Mountain View Health Care is the official healthcare partner of the Healthlandian National and Olympic Soccer teams and of the Healthlandia Premier Rugby League.

MOUNTAIN VIEW HEALTH CARE SPINE AND BRAIN TRAUMA INSTITUTE

Recent technological advancements in spinal surgery, including minimally-invasive spine surgery techniques utilized by our spinal specialists, result in less discomfort, shorter recovery times, and improved results for patients. In addition to utilizing advanced spine surgery techniques designed to benefit patients’ health and recovery time, the spine specialists at the MVHC Spine and Brain Trauma Institute are actively involved in many research projects that are contributing to the development of cutting-edge treatment options. These spine specialists treat a variety of disorders including arthritis, degenerative disorders, scoliosis, herniated discs, spinal tumors, fractures and paralysis.

The spine is a complex structure consisting of vertebra, discs, nerves, and the spinal cord. A healthy spine is critical to many activities of daily living. Actions such as turning, bending, standing, and lifting cannot be accomplished without pain when certain spinal conditions exist. Located on the campus of Mountain View Buda Hospital, the MVHC Spine and Brain Trauma Institute brings together leading experts from a variety of disciplines who collaborate using the latest clinical advances and technologies. The dedication of MVHC’s spinal specialists to their patients extends far beyond what happens in the operating room. Many are involved in nationally-funded research that may lead to future innovations in medical care.

The MVHC Spinal Surgery team consists of spinal specialists across many disciplines, including neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, rheumatology, and pain management, who are dedicated to the management of spinal pathologies. Recent technological advancements in spinal surgery, including minimally-invasive spine surgery techniques utilized by our spinal specialists, result in less discomfort, shorter recovery times, and improved results for patients. In addition to utilizing advanced spine surgery techniques designed to benefit patients’ health and recovery time, the spine specialists at MVHC Spine Institute are actively involved in many research projects that are contributing to the development of cutting-edge treatment options. MVHC’s spine specialists treat a variety of disorders including arthritis,  degenerative disorders, scoliosis, herniated discs, spinal tumors, fractures, and paralysis.

The MVHC Spine and Brain Trauma’s nationally-recognized spinal surgeons specialize in novel, minimally-invasive spine surgery techniques using leading-edge, intra-operative, computer-assisted navigation technology for improved accuracy and efficacy. This translates into less discomfort, minimal blood loss, and shorter recovery times. MVHC physician-scientists have developed much of the technology in use today around the world. Supported by the Ministry of Health and other agencies, are spinal specialists continue to engage in multiple, ongoing research projects.

The MVHC Spine and Brain Trauma Institute focuses on providing comprehensive, patient-centered care and evaluate spinal problems in terms of how they affect the person’s overall health and lifestyle. This highly-effective approach allows MVHC’s spinal specialists to better understand their patient’s condition and how it affects their lifestyle and helps the MVHC team plan the recovery process. This patient-centered approach has been proven to increase the quality of patient outcomes. The Mountain View Health Care Spine and Brain Trauma Institute uses the newest, most sophisticated spinal surgery techniques in conjunction with proven, most established methods to address a wide range of spinal problems, including but not limited to:

  • Back pain

  • Cervical (neck) disc degeneration

  • Cervical myelopathy

  • Disc problems

  • Malignant and benign spinal tumors

  • Scoliosis

  • Spinal arthritis

  • Spina bifida

  • Spinal cord compression

  • Spinal deformities

  • Spinal fractures

  • Spine infection, Spinal stenosis

 

The MVHC Spine and Brain Trauma Institute utilizes techniques that have been shown to improve results, reduce pain, and accelerate recovery after spinal surgery.

 

The SBT Institute is among a select group of centres in the CEMA region that offer proton therapy for spine tumors. Proton therapy is a highly-precise radiation therapy used to treat a variety of tumors in adults and children. It is especially valuable for the treatment of tumors on or near vital structures like the spine because the precise delivery minimizes damage to the surrounding healthy tissue and can reduce the side effects of treatment.

MVHC BRAIN TRAUMA CENTRE

A brain injury may affect a person's physical abilities and cause overwhelming uncertainty about the future. A key portion of the MV Spine and Brain Trauma Institute, the MVHC Brain Trauma Centre is dedicated to guiding and supporting patients and their families through the challenges of brain injury rehabilitation.  Brain injury can lead to physical disabilities, as well as problems with: Thinking, Memory, Behavior, Mobility, Motor Control, or Social Interactions. After a brain injury, you may:

  • Have difficulty communicating

  • Feel agitated or restless

  • Have memory impairments

  • Have difficulty walking and caring for yourself

  • Have some personality changes

A core element of the MV Spine and Brain Trauma Institute, the MVHC Brain Trauma Centre is recognized as a traumatic brain injury model system follow-up centre. They recognize that each patient's needs are different after a brain injury and create a unique treatment strategy for each unique patient situation. At the dedicated Brain Injury Unit, patients receive;

  • A customized, research-based treatment plan focused on healing

  • Care from a multidisciplinary team of brain injury and rehab specialists

  • Access to latest technology

 

The MVHC Brain Trauma Centre is the only brain injury program in CEMA that offers all of the comprehensive services of an acute care hospital. This means they can meet the unique needs of their brain injury patients by continuously working with their partners in neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and medicine without having to transfer them elsewhere for specialty or emergency care. As one of the leading rehabilitation programs in CEMA, brain injury patients at the MVHC Brain Trauma Centre have access to state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services to help with recovery.

MVHC PAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Everyone experiences pain at some time in their lives. Acute pain can be due to injury, illness, or surgical procedures. This pain often resolves as the body’s natural processes lead to healing. Sometimes, however, pain does not resolve and instead becomes a constant part of daily life. This chronic pain can cause both physical and psychological distress, and it can be particularly upsetting when there is no obvious cause and no immediate remedy. Regardless of its source, chronic pain can lead to decreased daily function and psychological suffering including depression, anxiety, and anger.

The Mountain View Health Care Pain Management Centre, part of the Spine and Brain Trauma Institute, is a multidisciplinary facility that includes top-rated pain management doctors from anesthesiology, behavioral health, emergency medicine, pediatrics, primary care, surgery, and the MVHC Integrative Health Network to treat and manage chronic pain.

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