Regular Checkups Helped Save Hattiesburg Restaurateur’s Life
It’s been eighteen months since Hattiesburg restaurateur Ron Savell underwent quadruple bypass surgery at Forrest General Hospital. He was just 43 years old at the time. It wasn’t something he planned or expected.
Forrest General Conducts First FDA-Approved WATCHMAN FLX™ Implant in the State
Forrest General became the first hospital in the state since FDA approval to offer the commercial WATCHMAN FLX™ implant. The procedure is for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and offers an alternative to long-term blood thinners.
Forrest General Performs First Treo Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft in Mississippi
On Tuesday, the state’s first Treo® Abdominal Aortic Stent-Graft was performed at Forrest General Hospital by Sourabh Mukherjee, M.D., FACS, RPVI, a peripheral vascular surgeon. The graft that was used was recently approved by the FDA, but the pandemic slowed the use of the process down, so only about 30 have been done nationwide.
Forrest General Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
Forrest General Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ? MI (myocardial infarction) Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2020. Forrest General is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
Forrest General Performs State’s First Minimally-Invasive Procedure for Severe Mitral Regurgitation with the New and Improved G4
The cardiology team at Forrest General Hospital has successfully performed mitral valve repair using the newly-innovative G4 MitraClip device™. This procedure is a minimally invasive treatment option for people with a severe leak in the mitral valve who are too high-risk for traditional open-heart surgery or select heart patients who remain symptomatic despite guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT). The condition, called mitral regurgitation (MR), is one of the most common heart valve diseases.
American College of Cardiology honors Forrest General physician
Thad Waites, MD, MACC, cardiologist at Hattiesburg Clinic and medical staff at Forrest General, has held many positions throughout his career including chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Board of Governors and a member of the ACC’s Board of Trustees.
Forrest General Hospital First in Mississippi to use the new Inari Medical ClotTriever Device
The device strengthens our ability to save lives without causing some of the complications common to traditional DVT treatment options.
Forrest General to Celebrate American Heart Month with Special Handmade Red Hats for Newborn Babies
Little Hats, Big Hearts raises awareness on congenital heart defects in newborns.
Join Forrest General for Walk the Red Line
Forrest General Hospital will celebrate American Heart Month by hosting a fun walk on Friday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m.
Forrest General Hospital becomes the first in Mississippi to use the Eluvia™ Drug- Eluting Vascular Stent System
The new stent is used to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) and release medication over time.