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: Shephal.Doshi@providence.org
Peter Pelikan, M.D. – Email: Peter.Pelikan@providence.org
Sarina van der Zee, M.D. – Email: Sarina.firstname.lastname@example.org
Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA
Jay Lee, M.D. – Email: email@example.com
Aidan Raney – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Providence Mission Hospital. Mission Viejo, CA
Sanjay Bhojraj, M.D. – Email: Sanjay.Bhojraj@stjoe.org
Aseem Desai, M.D. – Email: Aseem.Desai@stjoe.org
Lynne Hung, M.D. – Email: Lynne.Hung@stjoe.org
Jay Tiongson, M.D. – Email: Jay.Tiongson@stjoe.org