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Kaweah Health, Stanford Medicine Work Together to Grow Cardiac Surgical Care

Kaweah Health is welcoming Dr. Michael K. McLean, cardiothoracic surgeon and Stanford Medicine faculty member. Dr. McLean is the first of three Stanford Medicine cardiothoracic surgeons who will live and work in Visalia as part of the Kaweah Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Program, working together with the Stanford Medicine Cardiac Surgery Program.

“The Kaweah Health cardiothoracic program has a long history of providing award-winning care, and with Stanford Health Care, we will work to help ensure that our community continues to have access to some of the best surgical heart care available for many years to come,” said Kaweah Health CEO Gary Herbst.

McLean will provide surgical expertise in heart bypass surgery, valve repair and other advanced cardiac procedures. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, with a residency in general surgery at SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Southern California.

His special areas of training include minimally invasive valve surgery, congenital heart surgery, endovascular aortic surgery, minimally-invasive thoracic surgery, esophageal surgery, and heart and lung transplantation/procurement.

In addition to Stanford Health Care, Kaweah Health also maintains an affiliation with the nationally recognized Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute. These affiliations allow Kaweah Health's heart program to share best practices in patient care, outcomes, quality reporting and offer patients access to the broadest possible range of solutions from skilled, experienced doctors, nurses and technicians.

To learn more about Kaweah Health’s affiliation with Stanford Medicine, visit http://www.Kaweah


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