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Jose Zabalza, a 53-year-old father of three had been prepared to die this year as his heart began to give out and it became increasingly difficult just to walk across his living room. But new technology is giving him a second chance, and letting the Fresno man make tentative plans to camp again with his three children and spouse.
Today, it’s the leading edge CyberKnife robotic surgery system that keeps California Cancer Center nurse Laura Valenzuela busy. And it’s that type of technology that has changed the health care field so much since Valenzuela began her nursing career 35 years ago.
Tim Volk, a 51-year-old ex-Marine and nuclear engineer, was facing the prospect of a risky third open heart surgery after blockages were again found in arteries leading to his heart. But cardiologist Bipin Joshi offered him another choice with a new technology – the “Impella” or world’s smallest heart pump.
Fresno Heart & Surgical showed off the latest in operating room technology on March 8 to a delegation from China being sponsored by the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fresno.
Community Regional Medical Center was the first in the Valley to invest in the Aquadex FlexFlow systems that remove excess fluid from the patient with an advanced form of ultrafiltration called Aquapherisis therapy.
A technological breakthrough can reduce cancer treatments by nearly tenfold, and it’s right here in the Central Valley.Back to Videos
Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is well known by patients for its luxury hotel-like experience and unsurpassed patient care. But find out how two new high-tech operating rooms called “the best in the world” by one doctor are helping to take patient safety and care to an unprecedented level.Back to Videos
Community Is preparing for the worst with the best equipment available. A life-saving technology that cut the wait time for emergency blood deliveries from 30 minutes to one minute.Back to Videos
Learn how valley doctors are using the wrist to help detect heart disease.Back to Videos