The Emory University Hospital cardiology program has been recognized as one of the top 10 programs in U.S. News & World Report for nine years since the magazine began ranking hospitals in 1990. Emory has long been a major referral institution for patients with complex cardiac problems. The Emory Heart and Vascular Center offers total vascular care to our patients for both cardiac and peripheral vessels.
Emory pioneered angioplasty, a procedure now used worldwide for opening clogged coronary arteries without surgery. Research by our cardiac team has shown that for some patients angioplasty is just as effective as bypass surgery, even for more than one blocked artery.
In cancer treatment, teamwork counts. This complex disease often requires the expertise of several specialists. The Emory Winship Cancer Institute is mission control for a large collection of internationally recognized cancer services and resources.
As a leader in patient care and cancer research, the Emory Winship Cancer Institute offers unique new therapies including more than 150 clinical trials for stages of cancer and all tumor types. This is just one element that make us different, our ability to provide tailored care based on Emory University’s strength in scientific discover and research.
Emory is the only multiple organ transplant center in the state of Georgia. Since the first corneal transplant was performed at Emory in 1947, we have been a pioneer of transplantation for the state of Georgia. Today, heart, lung, liver, pancreas, kidney/pancreas, and kidney transplants are performed at Emory University Hospital. And, in certain situations, combination transplants such as heart/lung, liver/kidney, and heart/kidney are also being performed.
More than 320 organ transplant procedures are performed at Emory each year. We have the distinction of being both a preferred transplant center for many insurance carriers as well as a Medicare-approved center.
Pediatric transplantation is performed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, our affiliate children's hospital.
No longer limited by the one-dimensional images of conventional X-rays, Emory physicians use advanced imaging techniques to diagnose and guide treatment of diseases and injuries, often without exploratory surgery. We are the only medical center in Georgia with a cyclotron and radiochemistry laboratory accompanying its positron emission tomography (PET) scanner.
These resources make possible the production of various radionuclides needed to image different parts of the body. Also, we are finding new uses for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), like helping us diagnose and treat cardiac diseases and strokes.
Emory is a leader in the neurosciences, especially in the treatment of aneurysms, brain tumors and movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
We were the first hospital in the country to offer a precise surgical procedure (microelectrode-guided pallidotomy) for treating Parkinson's disease.
Mental Health Services
Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods provides caring inpatient treatment services to those experiencing serious distress linked to a behavioral health diagnosis. Here are a few of our extensive treatment services:
- Expert Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment
- Skillful Nursing Assessment and Care
- Collaborative Therapeutic Approach
- Coordinated Care for Patients and Families
Potential patients and/or their families can make an appointment to be screened by one our licensed behavioral health evaluators to determine if the symptoms and signs meet insurance guidelines for inpatient level of care.