Innovation

New Innovations and Technology

McLaren Northern Michigan offers a full range of services representing nearly every medical and surgical specialty. We provide leading-edge technology and innovations right here in northern Michigan. 
Innovation

BioAbsorb – dissolvable stent to treat clogged arteries. Softens in 9 months and is completely dissolved in 2 years.

Intuity Valve – an aortic valve replacement that is called the “suture-less” valve because it needs only 3 sutures for placement compared to 12-15 sutures with conventional aortic valves.

TeleStroke Program – uses Telemedicine to diagnose and treat stroke

iPad Therapy – uses familiar technology to continue stroke patient speech and language therapy at home.

Genetic Testing – we perform genetic testing to assess risk for certain cancers.

High Dose Rate Brachytherapy – ensures maximum radiation dose is given to cancerous cells, while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue. Often reduces treatment from weeks to just days.

MitraClip –device that allows the mitral valve to open and close properly, restoring normal blood flow.

IRIS – the UltraViolet germ-killing robot used to clean our operating rooms and patient rooms requiring enhanced disinfection.

Carto – 3 – technology that creates a 3D map of a patient’s cardiac structure to aid in minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures, such as cardiac ablation for A-Fib.

UroLift - permanent implants, delivered during a minimally-invasive procedure, that act like window curtain tie-backs to hold the lobes of an enlarged prostate open to allow for normal urinary flow.

Bronchial Navigation System – a minimally invasive approach to locate and assess lung nodules for more precise treatment.

Watchman – device that permanently blocks off the left atrial appendage to keep blood clots from forming. 92% of patients are completely off all blood thinners 6 weeks after placement.

Botox - to treat headaches

TAVR – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement – minimally invasive procedure to replace the heart valve instead of opening up the chest.