Advancements in Patient Care

Advancements in Patient Care with Shephal Doshi, M.D.


The WATCHMAN implantation is a one-time, minimally invasive procedure to treat patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and need for alternatives to oral anticoagulants (OACs). The overwhelming majority of stroke-causing clots form in the left atrial appendage (LAA).The WATCHMAN implant fits into the LAA, preventing blood clots from escaping. Over 95% of patients are able to stop their OACs within 45 days after the procedure. For those who cannot take OACs after WATCHMAN implantation, options for treating with short-term antiplatelets after implant may also be possible. Select centers can also do the procedure without general anesthesia with same-day discharge.

Watch this video to learn more about the procedure and how it can benefit your patients:

Physicians performing the WATCHMAN procedure:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, CA

Shephal Doshi, M.D. – Email: 

Peter Pelikan, M.D. – Email:

Sarina van der Zee, M.D. – Email:

Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA

Jay Lee, M.D. – Email:

Aidan Raney  Email:

Coming soon:

Providence Mission Hospital. Mission Viejo, CA

Sanjay Bhojraj, M.D. – Email:

Aseem Desai, M.D. – Email:

Lynne Hung, M.D. – Email:

Jay Tiongson, M.D. – Email: