McLaren Northern Michigan

Using Innovation at McLaren Northern Michigan

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.

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cardiac surgery
vascular surgery

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.

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.