customer of the month

SEPTEMBER 2013 EVH Customer of the Month

Francis P. Sutter, DO, FACS, FACOS.

Dr. Francis Sutter, Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Lankenau Medical Center (Philadelphia PA) is an advocate for innovation and pioneer in OPCRES, who has adopted beating heart CABG and EVH technology since 1999.  For over a decade, Dr. Sutter has embraced the many generations of MAQUET’s EVH systems including VASOVIEW 4, 5, 6, 7 and HEMOPRO 2.  Surgeons at Lankenau frequently host visiting surgical teams who want to learn the technique, using didactic session with case observations.  Lankenau Hospital performs over 300 CABG’s annually and 98.5% are performed off pump with 100% EVH and ERH techniques.

Dr. Sutter, a Philadelphia native, is also Clinical Professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical College, and completed both his Surgical & CT Residency at Thomas Jefferson University.  His clinical and academic interests include minimally invasive coronary revascularization, off pump coronary bypass surgery, EVH, outcome analyses and quality improvement efforts.  He welcomes cutting edge technology that has a proven track record for effectiveness and efficiency and that provides quality surgical care improving patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. 

Dr. Sutter is a noted lecturer and distinguished author, has published numerous papers on cardiac surgery in several peer-reviewed scientific journals and is regularly quoted in newspapers and magazines about topics related to cardiac surgery.

QUOTE:   Dr Sutter, citing the Hippocratic Oath, believes, “First do the patient no harm. In the age of minimally invasive approaches, patients no longer want to have long incisions in the 21st Century.   Surgeons should embrace change, as I believe innovative surgeons safely leave their comfort zone.”

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