St. Joseph's Children's Hospital: Only Hospital In Tampa Bay To Provide Melody Valve Therapy
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is one of only a handful of hospitals in the United States that offers Melody Valve therapy and the only one in Tampa Bay. Children born with blocked or leaky heart valves often undergo multiple open-heart surgeries before reaching adulthood to replace valves that have worn out or that they have outgrown. Now, there is a non-surgical alternative.
The new Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve procedure does not require open heart surgery. It is a minimally invasive procedure conducted in St. Joseph's Children's Catheterization Lab. This new transcatheter technology can lengthen the amount of time until a patient needs an additional surgery, and it reduces recovery time. Most patients are discharged within 24 to 48 hours.
For more information about the Melody Valve procedure,
please call (813) 872-2924.