Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
For patients with severe cardiac or respiratory failure, shock, or coma, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an advanced life support option that pumps and oxygenates a patient’s blood outside the body. This allows the heart and lungs to rest and heal as they are essentially bypassed.
While ECMO doesn’t treat or cure disease by itself, it is a highly specialized procedure that can provide an invaluable second chance for patients, helping when the body is unable to provide itself with enough oxygen.
At Texas IPS, we are passionate about providing life-saving support for critically ill patients. In addition to our advanced ECMO facilities, we are proud to work with the Institute for Extracorporeal Support to lead the conversation and education on ECMO, endeavoring to improve patient outcomes beyond our four walls.
OUR METHODS OF HEALING
- Cardiac surgery critical care
- Critical care management
- Interstitial lung disease
- Obstructive lung disease
- Sleep disorders
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Interventional pulmonary service
- Pulmonary embolism
- Hospital discharge & post ICU outpatient clinic
- Quality improvement
- COVID-19 recovery
- Neuro critical care
- Evaluation of lung nodules/masses
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Smoking cessation program
- Home and facility sleep testing
Lung cancer claims more lives in America every year than any other form of cancer. In 2020, 136,084 people died of lung cancer. That’s more than double the next-deadliest cancer—51,869 people died of colorectal cancer the same year.
Dr. Ali Abedi and his team here at Texas IPS were interviewed by SA Live on KSAT 12 on learning how to take a lung cancer risk assessment test. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers and leading killers in both men and women in the United States.