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Ocean University Medical Center Now Providing Elective Angioplasty and Stenting

CardiologyOcean University Medical Center

What You Need to Know

Ocean University Medical Center (OUMC) received state licensure and is now scheduling elective procedures to open clogged coronary arteries.

This builds upon the cardiac procedures already offered at OUMC, and provides residents greater access and choice in where they get heart care.

This additional licensure enables cardiologists to schedule and perform diagnostic testing and if needed, necessary treatments during the same visit. The hospital also provides emergency, primary angioplasty and stenting for patients experiencing a heart attack and cardiac catheterization procedures to diagnose heart disease.  

“Ocean University Medical Center provides patients with advanced cardiac technology and treatment protocols, and has been nationally recognized for providing exceptional cardiovascular care,” said Ali Moosvi, M.D., director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Ocean University Medical Center.  The medical center holds several quality distinctions from the American College of Cardiology.

“Although elective angioplasty is new to Ocean University Medical Center, the community can rest assured the medical center’s cardiologists and nurses are experienced in providing angioplasty to enhance and save the lives of patients,” said Richard M. Neibart, M.D., FACS, clinical medical director, Cardiovascular CTS, Hackensack Meridian Health and chief, Cardiac Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Ocean University Medical Center has arrangements in place with Jersey Shore University Medical Center to provide open-heart surgery in case of emergency.   

About the Licensure

In May 2021, the NJDOH enabled the state’s hospitals to begin an application process, including extensive data collection and a site survey, to receive licensure to become a full-service catheterization lab for diagnostic testing or add an elective angioplasty service to a preexisting emergency angioplasty service.  Eight Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Hudson and Essex counties now provide expanded services. With additional hospitals in the network now also licensed for this enhanced level of care, the medical centers can expedite scheduling that previously may have experienced some delays.