Lenmed Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital pioneering medical team performs first coronary orbital atherectomy procedure in Gauteng
January 2024 – A team of medical experts from Lenmed Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital recently completed a coronary orbital atherectomy procedure, becoming the first hospital in Gauteng to offer this advanced treatment.
Dr Riaz Dawood, Dr Chris Zambakides and the supporting clinical team partnered to perform the procedure successfully. This accomplishment underscores Lenmed Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital’s dedication to staying at the forefront of medical advancements and offering patients access to the most advanced treatments available.
Coronary orbital atherectomy is a state-of-the-art medical procedure designed to treat patients with coronary artery disease. The procedure involves using a specialised device to gently remove plaque buildup within the coronary arteries, promoting improved blood flow and reducing the risk of complications associated with coronary artery disease. This minimally invasive technique enhances patient outcomes, accelerates recovery times, and ensures a higher quality of life for those undergoing the procedure.
“We are proud to note that our hospital and the team worked together to make this procedure a success. This milestone reflects the group’s commitment to providing the best possible care to patients and positions Lenmed Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital as a leader in cardiovascular medicine,” said Lenmed Group CEO, Amil Devchand.
The positive impact of this achievement on the community cannot be overstated. By offering the Coronary orbital atherectomy procedure locally, as part of its sophisticated cardiac offering, Lenmed Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital eliminates the need for community members to travel long distances for specialised cardiovascular care. This results in improved accessibility to cutting-edge treatments, reduced stress for patients and their families, and a stronger, healthier community overall.
Lenmed owns and manages 19 hospitals in four African countries.