In early September, Stony Brook Medicine opened a fully operational cardiac catheterization laboratory at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, making it the first facility on the East End capable of providing clinically complex care to critically ill heart patients.
Services offered include cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, stenting, intravascular ultrasound, and Impella®, a treatment to improve blood flow in heart failure patients requiring care in the lab. The lab also represents a major step in New York to recognize the need for alternative delivery systems for less populated areas whose residents need to have advanced levels of medical care that cannot be covered by telemedicine. Located in the Hospital’s Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart & Stroke Center, diagnostic, emergency and elective treatments are delivered by Stony Brook University Heart Institute specialists including the Lab Director, interventional cardiologist Dr. Travis Bench and his partner, Dr. Dhaval Patel. Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's catheterization lab provides 24/7 support.