The Emory University Hospital cardiology program has been recognized as one of the top 10 programs in U.S. News & World Report for nine years since the magazine began ranking hospitals in 1990. Emory has long been a major referral institution for patients with complex cardiac problems. The Emory Heart and Vascular Center offers total vascular care to our patients for both cardiac and peripheral vessels.
Emory pioneered angioplasty, a procedure now used worldwide for opening clogged coronary arteries without surgery. Research by our cardiac team has shown that for some patients angioplasty is just as effective as bypass surgery, even for more than one blocked artery.
Emory is the only multiple organ transplant center in the state of Georgia. Since the first corneal transplant was performed at Emory in 1947, we have been a pioneer of transplantation for the state of Georgia. Today, heart, lung, liver, pancreas, kidney/pancreas, and kidney transplants are performed at Emory University Hospital. And, in certain situations, combination transplants such as heart/lung, liver/kidney, and heart/kidney are also being performed.
More than 320 organ transplant procedures are performed at Emory each year. We have the distinction of being both a preferred transplant center for many insurance carriers as well as a Medicare-approved center.
Pediatric transplantation is performed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, our affiliate children's hospital.
Cancer Treatment Services (Oncology) at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
As a leader in cancer patient care and research, the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University offers unique new therapies including more than 150 clinical trials for all tumor types and stages of cancer.
What makes Emory different is its growing ability to provide individualized care based on the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University's strength in scientific discovery and research such as cancer genomics. Winship Cancer Institute scientists are increasingly able to identify specific genes that make cancer cells form and spread. Determining why some people develop cancer, why some cancers are more aggressive than others, and why some tumors respond differently to different treatment is pointing the way toward new means of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
No longer limited by the one-dimensional images of conventional X-rays, Emory physicians use advanced imaging techniques to diagnose and guide treatment of diseases and injuries, often without exploratory surgery.
Emory is the only medical center in Georgia with a cyclotron and radiochemistry laboratory accompanying its positron emission tomography (PET) scanner. These make possible the production of various radionuclides needed to image different parts of the body.
We are finding new applications for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), such as helping us diagnose and treat cardiac disease and strokes.
Emory's interventional radiology program continues to make advancement toward less invasive, less costly, image-guided procedures to improve the quality of patient care.
We were the first hospital in the country to offer a precise surgical procedure (microelectrode-guided pallidotomy) for treating Parkinson's disease.