Leaders in Care
We’ve long been associated with high-quality patient care and satisfaction. But we're also a leader in providing the most advanced medical technology and treatment options.
- We perform more surgeries than any other hospital in the Midlands, with 29 state-of-the-art operating rooms.
- We were the first hospital in South Carolina to perform microwave ablation, a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment used to destroy tumors.
- We were one of the first hospitals in the state to offer IGRT, an innovative radiation therapy that can result in higher cure rates and fewer side effects.
- We were one of the first hospitals in the state to perform single incision laparoscopic surgery, which often limits scarring, shortens recovery time and reduces postoperative pain.
- We have percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) designation which allows us to perform angioplasty to restore blood flow in someone experiencing a heart attack.
- Two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization suites support intricate diagnostic and interventional procedures, including angioplasty, to clear blocked arteries without traditional surgery or a lengthy recovery.
- Our powerful linear accelerator delivers precise amounts of radiation to even the smallest cancerous tumors to spare healthy tissue and limit side effects.
- Our cancer program boasts the region’s most experienced radiologists and pathologists devoted to curing a disease that claims more than 500,000 Americans per year.
Advances in Radiology
- LMC has added another 128 slice CT to CAT Scan giving us two high-end CT scanners along with our 64 slice scanner allowing us the ability to perform more cardiac work in CT.
- LMC has recently added more functionality to Nuclear Medicine with a new GE camera allowing us more flexibility for patient exams.
- LMC recently added Voice Recognition. This means quicker turnaround times for imaging reports.
- Since adding a 3rd linear accelerator, Varian’s True Beam; Radiation Oncology continues to offer access to the most advanced technology in the fight against cancer. Utilizing the Varian True Beam’s targeted therapy and advanced imaging (also known as stereotactic radiosurgery SRS or stereotactic body radiotherapy SBRT), patients no longer have to travel miles from home to receive the care that is found at large research institutions. Since LMC's inception of SRS/SBRT; over 600+ treatments have been delivered. Within the next year; Radiation Oncology has plans to install their 2nd True Beam accelerator thereby increasing their capacity to treat more patients.
- Along with the advanced treatment technology, Radiation Oncology has implemented an electronic health record Patient Portal. These electronic health records provide immediate access to the Survivorship Care Plans which include treatments, side effects, appointments, follow up care and additional education points for patients, families, and other healthcare providers.
Da Vinci Surgical System
- Leading the way in the use of new technology utilizing the da Vinci® surgical system, we now provide patients with an advanced robotic minimally–invasive alternative to open surgery. Of the 374 total cases which were performed using this technology from 2014-2015, 32% were gynecological cases, 51% surgery cases, and 17% urological cases.
TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)
- Lexington Medical Center has continued to build its heart program by offering a variety of new services. In May of 2014, LMC began to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement, known as TAVR, with a team of board-certified physicians and clinicians. This state-of-the-art cardiovascular technology allows doctors to replace the aortic valve in high-risk patients without open heart surgery. The hospital also offers non-surgical closure for atrial septal defects (ASDS) and patent foramen ovale (PFO). Like TAVR, this minimally invasive procedure eliminates the need for open heart surgery for some patients, resulting in shorter hospital stays and faster recovery. Lexington Medical Center participates in the Society for Thoracic Surgery (STS) and American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s national TAVR registry.