Cardiovascular surgery center opens in Kansas: 4 things to know

Manhattan (Kan.) Specialists Center, a cardiovascular surgery center, achieved accreditation in July and has completed the first few days of procedures, according to Administrator Tiffany Zachary.

Here are four things to know:

1. Manhattan Specialists Center is a physician-owned ASC with one operating room and three pre-and postoperative bays. Owner Priyantha Ranaweera, MD, is an interventional cardiologist and vascular physician who opened his independent practice in August 2012; in 2015 he opened an office-based cath lab to provide interventional services, and most recently opened the ASC.

2. Construction ended on the 3,800-square-foot ASC in August 2017, and there are current plans to add another operating room with a fixed cath lab. The extension is expected to be completed within the next three years.

3. Physicians at the facility offer most cardiac and vascular procedures, including stenting, pacemakers and venous ablations in non-high risk patients. Patients can also receive peripheral angiography and stenting, renal angiography and stenting, carotid angiography, IVC filter placement and removal, venography and stenting, intravascular ultrasound, atherectomy with laser or rotational device, pacemaker, cardiac defibrillator and cardiac catheterization and stenting.

4. Manhattan Specialists Center is the only surgical facility of its kind within a 100-mile radius to perform cardiac and vascular procedures outside of the hospital. "Cardiovascular ASCs are becoming the new entry to the traditional ASC model," Ms. Zachary said.

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