At Springhill’s Heart Center, some of Alabama’s most experienced cardiologists and heart surgeons work together to offer advanced, comprehensive care.
Mobile’s Newest Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Program, located in The Heart Center at Springhill Medical Center, brings greater access to specialized open heart, vascular and thoracic procedures for our community. Dr. R. Lewis Wilson, Jr., and Dr. Charles H. Wyatt are outstanding leaders in their specialties.
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Springhill brings together specialists in every area of cardiology and heart surgery.
Our team includes:
- General cardiologists, who treat most common heart conditions.
- Heart surgeons, who specialize in minimally invasive and open heart surgery for coronary artery disease, valve disease and more.
- Electrophysiologists, a type of cardiologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating arrhythmias, or heart rhythm problems.
- Interventional cardiologists, who use special tests to measure blood flow and pressure in the heart and arteries. They also offer advanced procedures to treat many heart conditions.
- Heart failure specialists, or cardiologists who have special expertise in caring for people with heart failure.
Our Areas of Care
Angioplasty and Stent Placement
Cardiologists at Springhill are experts at angioplasty, a procedure that clears blockages in your arteries. In most cases, a thin mesh tube called a stent is placed in the blocked artery during the procedure. The stent helps keep your artery open. Springhill was among the first hospitals in Alabama to use stents that also release drugs designed to prevent more blockages.
At Springhill, you’ll find a whole team of electrophysiologists — cardiologists who specialize in treating arrhythmias. They offer the latest treatment options for all types of arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation. And they’ve treated more patients with arrhythmias than any other team in Mobile. This gives them unique expertise that they’ll put to use when diagnosing and treating their patients.
Our cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to help you improve symptoms of heart disease. It includes: supervised exercise, help with eating healthy meals, managing stress, and quitting smoking. [CTA: Learn about cardiac rehabilitation at Springhill]
Coronary Artery Disease Care
Doctors at Springhill know coronary artery disease (the most common type of heart disease in the U.S.) inside and out. From medications and lifestyle changes to angioplasty or surgery, they offer every treatment you might need.
Experts at Springhill offer the full range of tests needed to diagnose heart diseases and disorders. These include echocardiogram (EKG), electroencephalography (EEG), tilt tests, stress tests and many more.
Heart Attack Care
If you come to the Springhill Emergency Department with heart attack symptoms, our team is always ready. We stabilize and expedite patients with signs of heart attack to our cardiac catheterization lab — where we open blocked arteries — in 30 minutes or less. Call 911 right away if you have any of these warning signs of heart attack.
Heart Failure Care
Doctors at Springhill are experts at diagnosing and treating heart failure (when the heart can’t pump enough blood). Because heart failure can have a variety of causes, the team offers a variety of treatments. These include medications, surgery and lifestyle changes. Most people do best with a combination of treatments.
Heart surgeons at Springhill are among the most experienced in Alabama. They perform minimally invasive and open heart surgery for coronary artery disease, valve diseases and more.
Structural Heart Program at Springhill
Mitral Valve Prolapse Care
At Springhill, you’ll find experts in treating mitral valve prolapse. Also called mitral regurgitation, it happens when the heart’s mitral valve has an unusual shape. Most people with mitral valve prolapse do well with cardiac rehabilitation. For those who need further treatment, we offer MitraClip, a noninvasive procedure that repairs the valve.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure to treat aortic stenosis. Surgeons at Springhill were the first in Mobile to offer it. [CTA: Learn about having TAVR at Springhill]
ClotTriever is a mechanical thrombectomy device for treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a deep vein(s) in your body, usually the legs. ClotTriever removes large clots from large vessels for treatment of DVT for immediate symptom relief in a single session without the need for specialized thrombolytic drugs or an ICU stay.
The FlowTriever is the first mechanical thrombectomy device to treat pulmonary embolism (PE). It is used to remove large clots from the large vessels for immediate symptom relief, restoring blood flow and relieving right heart strain without the need for specialized thrombolytic drugs or an ICU stay.
WATCHMAN is a one-time, minimally invasive procedure for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem (also known as non-valvuar AFib) who need an alternative to blood thinners. Non-valvular Afib can mean a lifetime of blood thinners. It can also mean a lifetime of worry about issues like bleeds and falls. More than 100,000 people have left blood thinners behind with WATCHMAN.