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Francis P Sutter D.O. , FACS

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Medical Group:

Lankenau Heart Group

Primary Office:

Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine Level
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096

Office Phone: 484.476.1000
Main Line HealthCare Physician
Specialties Accepting New Patients
Cardiac Surgery
  Board Certified in 1996
Yes
General Surgery
  Board Certified in 1995
No
Age: 64     Gender: M
Years in practice: 28
Areas of Clinical Interest: DaVinci Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Hybrid Procedure
Off-Pump Beating Heart Surgery

Medical School:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship:
Parkview Hospital - Philadelphia

Residency:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Primary Affiliation:  Lankenau Medical Center

* Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

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Office Information

Location:
Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine Level
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096

TEL: 484.476.1000 FAX: 484.476.9000
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Access Information:
Public Transportation, Handicap Access

hours icon Hours: Weekdays
 
Lankenau Heart Group
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096

TEL: 484.476.1000 FAX: 484.476.9000

View Map | Get Directions

Access Information:
Public Transportation, Handicap Access

Hours:Weekdays



Statement of Practice Philosophy

Quality cardiac surgery.

Professional Staff

Mary Ann Wertan, RN
Phone: 610-896-9255
Fax: 610-896-1947

Titles

Academic Titles:
Clinical Professor of Surgery - Jefferson Medical College

Clinical/Dept Titles:

System Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Main Line Health
Campus Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Lankenau Medical Center

Recent Clinical Studies Published

Gobran SR, Sutter FP, Goldman SM, Ferdinand FD, Wertan MA, Trace C, Grunkemeier G, Wu YX. Outcomes after Utilization of a Quality Initiative Program for Off-Pump Coronary Aetery Bypass Surgery: A Comparison with On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg, pending publication 2004

Ferdinand FD, Trace C, Sutter FP, Goldman SM. Change Management: Bringing new technology into clinical practice. Heart Surgery Forum 2003 (Submitted).

Sutter FP, Editor Chapter 6: The Strength of the Knight - The Role of the Heart Surgeon. Getting to the Heart of It, Proven Strategies to Bypass the Competition in Cardiovascular Services. Jackie Johnson and the Heart Experts at CORAZON. Corazon Consulting, LP, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003. 1st ed. Chapter 65-82.

Ferdinand FD, Trace C, Sutter FP, Goldman SM. Minimally Invasive Stentless Aortic Valve Replacement. Heart Surgery Forum 2002.

Ferdinand FD, Trace C, Priest BP, Sutter FP, Kowey PR, Goldman SM. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery: Less may be more. Heart Surg. Forum2001;S81.

Ferdinand FD, Sutter FP, Goldman SM. Clinical Use of Stentless Aortic Vales with Standard and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques. Seminars in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 2001; Vol. 13, No. 3 (July): 283-290.

Ferdinand, FD, Trace C, Sutter FP, Goldman SM. Implantation of new technology/techniques into clinical practice utiilzing a process improvement system. Am Heart J. 2001.

Kowey PR, Stebbins D, Igidbashian L., Goldman SM, Sutter FP, Rials SJ, Marinchak RA. Clinical Outcome of Patients Who Develop Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 24, No.2, February 2001.

Ferdinand FD, Trace C, Sutter FP, Ingerman MJ, Letwin LB, Goldman SM. Favorable impact on deep sternal wound infections following open heart surgery with initiation of a quality of care process. J. Invasive Cardiology 2000; 12:577.

Khaitan L, Sutter FP, Goldman SM, et.al. Simultaneous Carotid Endarterectomy and Coronary Revascularization. ACC Current Journal Review, Volume 9 Number 4 July/August 2000, ISSN 1062-1458. Evolving Management Alternatives.

Khaitan L., Sutter FP, Goldman SM, et.al. Simultaneous Carotid Endarterectomy and Coronary Revascularization. Ann Thorac Surg 2000; 69; 421-4.

Marano CW, Garulacan LA, Laughlin KV, Igidbashian L, Trace C, Goldman SM, Sutter FP, Reichard GA Jr., Mullin JM. Plasma concentrations of soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor I and tumor necrosis factor during cardiopulmonary bypass. Ann Thorac Surg 2000; 70(4): 1313-8.

Whitlark JD, Goldman SM, Sutter FP. Axillary artery cannulation in acute ascending aortic dissections. Ann Thor Surgery 2000; 69:1127-9.

Khaitan L, Sutter FP, Goldman SM, Chamogeorgakis T, Wertan MA, Priest BP, Whitlark JD. A debated issue: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients who require long-term dialysis. Ann Thoracic Surgery 2000; 69; 1135-9.

VIDEO TAPES

Sutter, FP, Executive Producer "Guiding You Through Heart Surgery to Better Health" Ventana Productions, Inc. California. Copyright 2003

Guidant Corporation Training Videos - Techniques: Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass

Guidant Corporation Training Videos - Aortic Anastomotic Device. HeartString TM

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

2004 Cardiovascular Rountable FEW HIGHER STAKES - Cardiac Surgery Performance. The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC.

Acknowledgment - Lankenau Hospital 2003

Regional Medication Safety 2003 Award, Surgical Site Improvement, Quality Initiative, Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, October 2003

Recent Honors, Awards, Citations

2011 TOP DOCTOR - Heart Surgeon
U.S. News & World Report

Main Line Today 2003 - "Best Doctors"

Community/Team Clinical Affiliations

Medical Executive Committee
Main Line Health

System Director, Quality Initiatives
Main Line Health Department of Surgery

Vice President, Medical Staff
Lankenau Hospital

Medical Committee, Representative At Large
Lankenau Hospital Department of Surgery

Member, Cardiovascular Database Steering Committee
Lankenau Hospital

Co-Chairman, Surgical Site Improvement Committee
Lankenau Hospital

Director, 4 South Progressive Cardiac Care Unit
Lankenau Hospital

Member, Critical Care Committee
Lankenau Hospital

Personal Quote

"My patients are my first priority."

Current Memberships and Activities

American College of Cardiology
The American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American College of SurgeonsAmerican Medical Association
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
North American Society of Pacing & Electrophysiology
American Heart AssociationPennsylvania Medical Society
Philadelphia Academy of Cardiology
Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
The American Association of Clinical AnatomistsThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery
Philadelphia County Osteopathic Medical Society

GENERAL

Specialties: Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified in 1996) - Accepting New Patients
General Surgery (Board Certified in 1995) - Not Accepting New Patients
Age: 64     Gender: M
Years in practice: 28

Medical School:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship:
Parkview Hospital - Philadelphia

Residency:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Primary Affiliation:  Lankenau Medical Center

* Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

Titles

Academic Titles:
Clinical Professor of Surgery - Jefferson Medical College

Clinical/Dept Titles:

System Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Main Line Health
Campus Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Lankenau Medical Center


PRACTICE

Practice Name:
Lankenau Heart Group

appointment icon Location:

Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine Level
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096
TEL: 484.476.1000 FAX: 484.476.9000
transportation icon Access Information:  Public Transportation,Handicap Access
hours icon Hours: Weekdays
Areas of Clinical Interest: DaVinci Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Hybrid Procedure
Off-Pump Beating Heart Surgery

Statement of Practice Philosophy

Quality cardiac surgery.

Patient Population
  • Adult
  • Geriatric
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • HMO
  • PPO
  • Self-Pay
Professional Staff

Mary Ann Wertan, RN
Phone: 610-896-9255
Fax: 610-896-1947


PUBLICATIONS & CITATIONS

Recent Clinical Studies Published

Gobran SR, Sutter FP, Goldman SM, Ferdinand FD, Wertan MA, Trace C, Grunkemeier G, Wu YX. Outcomes after Utilization of a Quality Initiative Program for Off-Pump Coronary Aetery Bypass Surgery: A Comparison with On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg, pending publication 2004

Ferdinand FD, Trace C, Sutter FP, Goldman SM. Change Management: Bringing new technology into clinical practice. Heart Surgery Forum 2003 (Submitted).

Sutter FP, Editor Chapter 6: The Strength of the Knight - The Role of the Heart Surgeon. Getting to the Heart of It, Proven Strategies to Bypass the Competition in Cardiovascular Services. Jackie Johnson and the Heart Experts at CORAZON. Corazon Consulting, LP, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003. 1st ed. Chapter 65-82.

Ferdinand FD, Trace C, Sutter FP, Goldman SM. Minimally Invasive Stentless Aortic Valve Replacement. Heart Surgery Forum 2002.

Ferdinand FD, Trace C, Priest BP, Sutter FP, Kowey PR, Goldman SM. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery: Less may be more. Heart Surg. Forum2001;S81.

Ferdinand FD, Sutter FP, Goldman SM. Clinical Use of Stentless Aortic Vales with Standard and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques. Seminars in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 2001; Vol. 13, No. 3 (July): 283-290.

Ferdinand, FD, Trace C, Sutter FP, Goldman SM. Implantation of new technology/techniques into clinical practice utiilzing a process improvement system. Am Heart J. 2001.

Kowey PR, Stebbins D, Igidbashian L., Goldman SM, Sutter FP, Rials SJ, Marinchak RA. Clinical Outcome of Patients Who Develop Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 24, No.2, February 2001.

Ferdinand FD, Trace C, Sutter FP, Ingerman MJ, Letwin LB, Goldman SM. Favorable impact on deep sternal wound infections following open heart surgery with initiation of a quality of care process. J. Invasive Cardiology 2000; 12:577.

Khaitan L, Sutter FP, Goldman SM, et.al. Simultaneous Carotid Endarterectomy and Coronary Revascularization. ACC Current Journal Review, Volume 9 Number 4 July/August 2000, ISSN 1062-1458. Evolving Management Alternatives.

Khaitan L., Sutter FP, Goldman SM, et.al. Simultaneous Carotid Endarterectomy and Coronary Revascularization. Ann Thorac Surg 2000; 69; 421-4.

Marano CW, Garulacan LA, Laughlin KV, Igidbashian L, Trace C, Goldman SM, Sutter FP, Reichard GA Jr., Mullin JM. Plasma concentrations of soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor I and tumor necrosis factor during cardiopulmonary bypass. Ann Thorac Surg 2000; 70(4): 1313-8.

Whitlark JD, Goldman SM, Sutter FP. Axillary artery cannulation in acute ascending aortic dissections. Ann Thor Surgery 2000; 69:1127-9.

Khaitan L, Sutter FP, Goldman SM, Chamogeorgakis T, Wertan MA, Priest BP, Whitlark JD. A debated issue: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients who require long-term dialysis. Ann Thoracic Surgery 2000; 69; 1135-9.

VIDEO TAPES

Sutter, FP, Executive Producer "Guiding You Through Heart Surgery to Better Health" Ventana Productions, Inc. California. Copyright 2003

Guidant Corporation Training Videos - Techniques: Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass

Guidant Corporation Training Videos - Aortic Anastomotic Device. HeartString TM

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

2004 Cardiovascular Rountable FEW HIGHER STAKES - Cardiac Surgery Performance. The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC.

Acknowledgment - Lankenau Hospital 2003

Regional Medication Safety 2003 Award, Surgical Site Improvement, Quality Initiative, Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, October 2003

Recent Honors, Awards, Citations

2011 TOP DOCTOR - Heart Surgeon
U.S. News & World Report

Main Line Today 2003 - "Best Doctors"

Community/Team Clinical Affiliations

Medical Executive Committee
Main Line Health

System Director, Quality Initiatives
Main Line Health Department of Surgery

Vice President, Medical Staff
Lankenau Hospital

Medical Committee, Representative At Large
Lankenau Hospital Department of Surgery

Member, Cardiovascular Database Steering Committee
Lankenau Hospital

Co-Chairman, Surgical Site Improvement Committee
Lankenau Hospital

Director, 4 South Progressive Cardiac Care Unit
Lankenau Hospital

Member, Critical Care Committee
Lankenau Hospital

Personal Quote

"My patients are my first priority."

Current Memberships and Activities

American College of Cardiology
The American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American College of SurgeonsAmerican Medical Association
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
North American Society of Pacing & Electrophysiology
American Heart AssociationPennsylvania Medical Society
Philadelphia Academy of Cardiology
Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
The American Association of Clinical AnatomistsThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery
Philadelphia County Osteopathic Medical Society

Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

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