Welcoming international patients at Main Line Health hospitals
The quality care provided at Main Line Health hospitals and the expertise of Main Line Health physicians, particularly in the areas of cardiovascular and colorectal diseases, attract patients from around the world. As a member of the Philadelphia International Medicine network, Main Line Health makes it easier for international patients and physicians to navigate the American health care system and access this world-renowned care.
Among the best hospitals
U.S. News & World Report has released its 2022–2023 Best Hospital rankings, and once more, the four hospitals of Main Line Health have been recognized among the very best.
A culture of diversity, respect and inclusion
Main Line Health international patients can expect not only clinical excellence but also a deep commitment to seeing every patient as an individual and valuing people across cultures, religions, races and ethnicities, while appreciating different languages, learning abilities, physical capacities and expressions of gender.
At Main Line Health you will have ready access to:
- Deluxe, private accommodations in the Barbara Brodsky Suites at Lankenau Medical Center
- An interpreter, if needed
- Recreation and other services
World-class heart care through smaller incisions with less recovery time
Our cardiovascular specialists are leaders in the cardiac field and are sought after by patients and referring physicians from around the world for their expertise in minimally invasive heart treatment options. Other hallmarks of the cardiovascular program include:
- More experience in minimally invasive robotic coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures at Lankenau Medical Center than any hospital in the United States—more than 2,000 procedures performed
- At the forefront of advancing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients with severe aortic stenosis, recently approved for low-risk surgical candidates
- New and advanced transcatheter-based devices and technologies to treat aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve disease
- One of only a few programs in the United States performing complex aortic surgery
- Peripheral intervention and endovascular options to treat vascular conditions, including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), carotid and venous disease
- Access to the latest cardiovascular clinical trials
Lankenau Medical Center has earned the following recognitions for cardiac care:
Among the best
Lankenau Medical Center has been ranked among the top hospitals in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report for cardiology and heart surgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, lung cancer surgery and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
For the 11th year, Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™ (formerly Truven Health Analytics). The study spotlights the top-performing cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.
100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs
Becker’s Hospital Review has named Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute, among its list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs. The award recognizes hospitals leading the nation in cardiovascular care.
And numerous accreditations and distinctions for excellence in cardiac care.
The Lankenau Heart Institute’s structural heart team (pictured here) is doing vital work to improve the health and prolong the lives of patients diagnosed with heart disease. In photo, from left to right: Sandra Abramson, MD; Roberto Rodriguez, MD; Paul Coady, MD; Scott Goldman, MD; Lisa Igidbashian, CRNP; and Eric Gnall, DO. Seated: Kate Hawthorne, MD and William Gray, MD.
Francis Sutter, DO, FACS, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Lankenau Medical Center, has performed thousands of robotic coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures. Learn about Dr. Sutter and the advanced options available to patients at the Lankenau Heart Institute.
Pioneering program in colorectal cancer, treating common to complex colorectal conditions
Our Colorectal Center sees patients from around the globe for disorders of the small intestine, colon, rectum and anus, as well as surgical care for colorectal cancer. The rectal cancer program at Lankenau Medical Center is the first in the Philadelphia region and one of only 12 in the United States to earn accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), designed to improve the care of rectal cancer patients across the country. Lankenau Medical Center is also ranked High Performing for colon cancer surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
As international leaders in the field of colorectal surgery, we have introduced several surgical techniques—such as robotic tata, transanal endoscopic microsurgery and single incision laparoscopic procedures—to spare colon and sphincter function with little to no scarring, resulting in thousands of patients who go on to lead normal lives after a diagnosis of colon and rectal cancer as well as diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease. Main Line Health colorectal patients further benefit from having access to the latest colorectal clinical trials.
John Marks, MD, chief of colorectal surgery at Main Line Health and world-renowned colorectal surgeon, is a pioneer in the evolution of colorectal procedures used around the globe. He helped forge a path for new minimally invasive technology, which enables surgeons to access narrow workspaces while maintaining high-quality vision, precision, and control—all through a single, one-inch incision. These innovative tools are designed to cure patients of cancer while providing the best possible quality of life and avoiding a colostomy bag.
Learn more about Dr. Marks and the state-of-the-art practices he can offer patients with colorectal disease.
Making an appointment with a Main Line Health provider
PIM can help you identify a Main Line Health provider that would be best for you, and coordinate everything from scheduling appointments and transferring your medical records, to arranging hotel accommodations, securing visas, and discussing payment options. You also have the option to identify a Main Line Health provider and PIM will make the arrangements.