With a family history of lung disease, former smoker Kristina was frightened by her own diagnosis of lung cancer. Through minimally invasive surgery at Allegiance Health, the cancer was completely removed before it spread to other organs. Kristina has returned to living her dreams of travel with her family.
Allegiance Health’s surgeons are experienced in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedures, which require one or more small incisions—rather than the long incision typically required in traditional open surgery. This typically results in less bleeding and scarring and a faster, less painful recovery. Often, patients can go home the same day and return to work within a few days.
Allegiance Health offers a complete range of heart services, from risk prevention education through cardiac rehabilitation. Our Heart and Vascular Center brings open-heart surgical services to the Jackson community for the first time.
Led by University of Michigan cardiovascular surgeons Mahender Macha, MD, and Vincent Simonetti, MD, the Heart and Vascular Center features technologically advanced operating rooms and a Cardiac Universal Bed wing with 20 private patient rooms.
This unit is designed so patients can remain in the same spacious room from post-surgery recovery through discharge -- avoiding the discomfort and inconvenience of moving to different areas of the hospital for each level of care.
Allegiance Health's state-of-the-art emergency angioplasty program continues to beat national best-practice time standards for procedures in which minutes saved mean heart muscle saved.
The care teams at Allegiance Vascular Health and the Diagnostic Vascular Laboratory detect and prevent damage from blocked carotid arteries and abdominal aneurisms. And our Cardiac Rehabilitation coaches patients on physical exercise and proper nutrition to rebuild strength and prevent further heart attacks and strokes.
With our experienced professionals, advanced technology and award-winning quality care -- you can trust your heart to Allegiance Health.
Allegiance Health's commitment to providing the highest quality cancer care to our community is demonstrated through our accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), our alignment with top rated physicians and our personalized approach to patient care. Our full continuum of care provides the community with resources from wellness and prevention through end of life care. Our state of the art technologies ensure proper, timely diagnosis and treatment and access to cutting edge clinical research trials.
Allegiance Health has a complete network of physicians, services and specialty programs to serve your orthopaedic needs and keep you active. Whether you are experiencing joint pain or have a complex bone or joint condition, Allegiance can help you feel better and stay healthy.
The Allegiance Health Integrative Oncology Program offers cancer patients an array of options to complement and optimize the benefits of traditional cancer treatments. If you would like to learn more about this innovative program, please contact Patient Navigator Lil McGaffigan at (517) 780-7388.