March 20, 2023 – Broward Health celebrated the opening of its advanced robotic electrophysiology lab to treat heart rhythm disorders with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the lab and other cardiac areas. Located at Broward Health Medical Center, the lab is the fifth in the nation and the first in Florida to be equipped with the latest robotic technology for cardiac ablation procedures using the Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation system by Stereotaxis.
Elected officials, including Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca and the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Vice Mayor Warren Sturman, M.D. and District 3 Commissioner Pamela Beasley-Pittman, joined hospital leaders on March 16 to celebrate the lab’s opening.
“Advancing patient care is our number one priority, and we are excited to make this unique technology available and expand our electrophysiology capabilities to treat the most complex heart arrhythmias with heightened precision,” said Ahmed F. Osman, M.D., medical director of the cardiac electrophysiology lab at Broward Health Medical Center.
The Genesis system’s robotic magnetic navigation brings the benefits of robotic precision and safety to cardiac ablation, a common, minimally invasive procedure to treat arrhythmias. Tens of millions of individuals worldwide suffer from arrhythmias – abnormal heart rhythms that result when the heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern.
“Broward Health is committed to adopting innovative technology and making it available to patients close to home,” said Shane Strum, President & CEO of Broward Health. “We are proud to be the first in Florida to introduce this system to further enhance the comprehensive range of advanced cardiac services we deliver to our community.”
Broward Health is a nationally recognized health system in South Florida. As one of the 10 largest public healthcare systems in the U.S., Broward Health boasts two trauma centers and virtually every health specialty, offering compassionate, personalized care across its four hospitals and more than 50 health centers and physician practices. As a leader in advanced healthcare for more than 85 years, Broward Health has a robust graduate education program and international services. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.