McLaren Flint
Heart & Vascular Services

High Quality Heart & Vascular Services in Genesee County and Beyond

Heart Care Offered at McLaren Flint

At McLaren Flint, we are committed to delivering high-quality care to our patients and providing excellence in the treatment of heart conditions from heart attacks to irregular heartbeats to more serious conditions such as congestive heart failure and valve replacement.

Decades ago, McLaren Flint committed to offering the most current and comprehensive heart and vascular care to meet our community’s needs, close to home. This commitment has always included the expertise of highly trained physicians and staff, as well as regularly investing in the latest technology and assuring a state-of-the-art facility. McLaren Flint’s heart specialists have a long history of performing more complex surgical procedures and more advanced clinical treatments. They continue to take the lead in the level of cardiovascular care offered in Genesee County and throughout mid-Michigan.

Our team of physicians and support staff have expertise related to a wide range of cardiovascular services, from prevention to advanced diagnostics and treatment, including minimally invasive options. Our cardiothoracic surgeons, structural heart specialists, and vascular surgeons have decades of combined experience performing high-risk surgeries, multiple valve procedures, complex repair cases, and the latest minimally invasive treatment options.

McLaren Flint offers world-class cardiology services close to home in Flint, Fenton, Davison, Grand Blanc and the surrounding areas.

Heart Program Highlights

  • Offering more types of heart surgeries and procedures than any area hospital
  • Offering seven cardiac catheterization labs, including two with electrophysiology capabilities
  • The first area hospital to offer a hybrid operating room, a specialized surgical setting with advanced imaging devices for minimally invasive and other surgical procedures
  • Participating in national and international heart research studies, including American Heart Association research
  • Involved in clinical trials related to cardiovascular devices
  • Averaging door-to-balloon times well below the 90-minute national standard

Structural Heart Program Highlights

Structural Heart
McLaren Flint maintains a high-volume structural heart program that includes TAVR, MitraClip, and Watchman procedures.

According to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) TVT Registry, volumes for TAVR have increased every year since its approval in 2011. In 2019, TAVR exceeded all forms of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for the first time. This coincides with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of TAVR for low-risk patients. The median length of stay for patients has declined from seven days to two days for all patients over the course of the report. For patients assessed as low-risk, the median length of stay in 2019 was only one day (an overnight hospital stay).

The WATCHMAN device is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are at high risk for stroke but are no longer able to take a long-term anticoagulant (due to prior bleeding on anticoagulation or inability to regulate warfarin levels). Current data shows the implant reduces the risk of debilitating and fatal strokes by 55 percent, and major bleeding six months post-implant by 72 percent.



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Our Structural Heart Experts Perform the Following Procedures

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Off Pump/ Beating heart coronary bypass grafting
  • Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (Midcab)
  • All complex valve procedures
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements, Low, Intermediate and High Risk Patients
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacements
  • AFIB Ablation
  • Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure/Watchman Device
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip)
  • ASD, PFO (catheter based)
  • Catheter-Based Para Valvular Leak Closure
  • High-Risk Angioplasty with Impella Support (LV Assist Device)
  • Right Ventricular-Impella for Acute Right Ventricular Failure
  • Balloon Aortic And Mitral Valvuloplasty
  • CardioMEMS
  • Treatments for pulmonary embolism
  • AngioVac clot removal

Cardiology Services

At McLaren Flint, our expert team of cardiologists and electrophysiologists are committed to providing patients with comprehensive and compassionate cardiac care. Our cardiology programs offer advanced diagnostic and treatment options, including the latest minimally invasive procedures, and groundbreaking research and clinical trials. Whether you have a blocked artery or an irregular heartbeat, our cardiac team can help.

Our Cardiologists Perform the Following Procedures

  • Heart Cath
  • Cardiac Stents
  • Ablations
  • Cardiac and Leadless Pacemakers
  • Cardiac Defibrillators
  • Loop Recorder Implants

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation helps individuals return to the best possible health in the presence of heart disease. Emphasis is placed on helping participants increase their ability to handle cardiovascular activity and improve awareness of health problems. During cardiac rehabilitation sessions, participants are taught to identify how hard they can exert themselves during exercise and while performing daily activities at home.

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McLaren Cardiac Rehabilitation
Located in Flint, Michigan

Meet Our Cardiothoracic Surgeons

  • Image of Fouad Azoury , MD

    Fouad Azoury, MD
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Cardiovascular, Surgery - Thoracic

  • Image of Sanjay Batra , MD

    Sanjay Batra, MD
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Cardiovascular, Surgery - Thoracic

  • Image of Omar Habib , MD

    Omar Habib, MD
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Cardiovascular, Surgery - Thoracic

  • Image of John Kuhn III , MD

    John Kuhn III, MD
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Thoracic

  • Image of Mahender Macha , MD, FACS

    Mahender Macha, MD, FACS
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Cardiovascular

  • Image of James Martin , MD

    James Martin, MD
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Cardiovascular, Surgery - Thoracic, Surgery - Vascular

  • Image of Shrey Patel , MD

    Shrey Patel, MD
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Cardiovascular, Surgery - Thoracic

  • Image of Anup Sud , MD

    Anup Sud, MD
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Thoracic

Meet Our Electrophysiologists

McLaren Flint Heart & Vascular Program Office Locations

Vascular Services

Vascular Surgery

The vascular surgeons at McLaren Flint are not only the most experienced in the region, they currently have the longest standing, and one of the largest practices, in the State of Michigan. They pride themselves on collaborating as a group to make the best decisions regarding the care of each-and-every patient. They are also on the cutting edge of patient care through their participation in over 50 clinical trials several of which have been in partnership with McLaren Health Care.

These specialized surgeons care for patients with diseases that affect the arteries, veins, and lymphatic systems exclusive of the heart and intracranial (within the brain) circulations. These surgeons perform open operations, endovascular catheter-based procedures, and non-invasive vascular testing and interpretations. Common problems treated include stroke prevention by managing arterial blockages in the neck and upper chest, revascularization of upper and lower limbs for poor circulation, management of aneurysms such as occur in the abdomen and elsewhere, vascular trauma, and varicose veins. Treatment also includes angioplasty—stenting of arterial blockages, repair of abdominal aneurysms by less-invasive endovascular techniques—as well as medical management of vascular disorders.

Our Vascular Surgeons Perform the Following Procedures:

  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Abdominal Endarterectomy
  • Lower Limb Endarterectomy
  • Resection Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Other Aneurysm Repair
  • Resection and Anastomosis of Vessel
  • Vascular Shunt or Bypass
  • Insertion Vena Cava Filter
  • Angioplasty Non-Coronary Vessels
  • Endovascular Implant of Graft
  • Endovascular Embolization or Occlusion
  • Insertion of Non-Coronary Stent
  • Diagnostic Aortogram or Arteriogram
  • Arteriovenostomy for Dialysis
  • Revision Dialysis Shunt

Meet Our Vascular Surgeons