Saint Francis Heart Center
Medical Office Building, Suite 401
701 N. Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
The latest life-saving techniques and procedures in cardiac care are truly amazing. The Saint Francis Heart Center, a state-of-the-art facility right here in Wilmington, is where your heart can benefit most. Every aspect of our Center is designed to maximize the safety and success of our patients’ procedures, providing greater comfort and faster recovery times than ever before.
Experienced specialists lead the way
Our world-class team is led by renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Paul Davis. With 17 years of experience, he has performed over 3,500 open-heart cases. His pioneering efforts have led to some of today’s most sophisticated cardiac processes.
- Our “hospital within a hospital” allows faster response.
- Our heart facility is uniquely designed with all crucial services adjacent to one another—cutting response time and giving patients immediate access to the care they need.
- Our design also enables and encourages frequent communication between surgeons, referring physicians, patients and patients’ families. By maximizing communication, continuity of care and quick response, we save the critical minutes that can save heart muscle.
Saint Francis provides the latest in these cardiac advances
All-Digital Catheterization Lab
Diagnosis rises to a new level of accuracy at the Saint Francis all-digital Catheterization Lab. This quantum leap in cardiac image quality gives doctors a far more detailed view of problems, allowing them to intervene with greater precision than ever before.
Minimally Invasive Vein Harvesting Procedure
Using a vein from the leg is a crucial step in heart bypass surgery. Thanks to our advanced technique, an incision that once ran the length of your leg is now only the size of a quarter. This smaller incision allows for a drastically faster, more comfortable recovery process.
Valve Repair Rather Than Replacement
The specialized skill of our surgeons gives patients the new option of mitral valve repair, rather than traditional replacement procedures. The majority of patients are candidates for this less-traumatic repair technique, resulting in quicker recovery and better long-term outcomes.
Specialized Medicine With a Human Touch
What we provide is crucial, but how we provide it makes a big difference, too. Our care is personal and compassionate, providing each patient with the individual attention, time and comfort that are so essential to the healing process.
The Help You Need For The Recovery You Want
Saint Francis offers a complete rehabilitation program to help patients recover from heart disease and surgery. A carefully monitored exercise plan, helpful education, and strategies for developing healthy heart habits teach patients to control symptoms, improve overall physical and emotional health, and enjoy a better quality of life.
A series of outpatient rehabilitation sessions will be customized for any patient who has experienced heart attack, balloon angioplasty, valve replacement surgery, bypass surgery, heart transplant surgery, or worsening congestive heart failure.
Tour Our Extraordinary Facility
If you or someone you care about may need our services one day, now is a good time to learn more. To arrange a Heart Center tour or receive more information, call 302.421.4800. From our state-of-the-art technology to our renowned specialists to the latest life-saving procedures, we’re here to give your heart every advantage, starting today.
Specialized services providing comprehensive care:
- Cardiac Surgery Team
- Respiratory Care
- Nutrition Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Medical Consultants
- Case Management
- Home Care
- Social Work
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Spiritual Care and Counseling
Revolutionary Off-Pump Surgery
This highly successful open-heart surgery technique avoids stopping your beating heart. Fewer risks during surgery and a much shorter recovery time make this a revolutionary improvement.