Residents in southern New Jersey now have convenient access to consultation
for superior heart surgery and follow-up care at
the Saint Barnabas Heart Centers’ newest satellite office located
at 780 Rt. 37, Suite 120, in Toms River.
Heart surgeons Craig Saunders, MD, Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery
for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, and
Paul Burns, MD, Director of Cardiac Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical
Center, see patients one day a week at the satellite office in Toms
River. Diagnostic testing can be performed locally at Community Medical
Center or at the office of the patient’s referring cardiologist.
Led by Drs. Saunders and Burns, the combined cardiovascular surgery
program at the Saint Barnabas Heart Centers at Newark Beth Israel and
Saint Barnabas Medical Centers is among the finest in the nation.
- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was ranked
among the nation’s Top 50 Hospitals for
Specialty Care in Heart and Heart Surgery by U.S. News
and World Report America’s Best Hospitals,
- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is home to
the nation’s ninth largest (by volume)
heart transplant program and has performed more
than 530 lifesaving heart transplants.
Combined, the hospitals perform nearly 1,000 open heart surgeries each
year and offer patients the benefits of the most
advanced surgical treatments and techniques. Members of the surgical
team are recognized as national leaders in the field of cardiothoracic
surgery and are advancing the latest minimally invasive techniques that
offer patients faster recovery and fewer complications. As the most
comprehensive cardiothoracic surgery program in New Jersey, the Saint
Barnabas Heart Centers provide coronary artery bypass, valve surgery,
aortic surgery, heart and lung transplant, implantation of the latest
generation of ventricular assist devices and repair of congenital heart
To schedule an appointment at the Saint Barnabas Heart Centers’ Toms
River satellite, please call 732-341-2308 for Dr.
Saunders and 732-341-2347 for Dr. Burns.
For more information about the Saint Barnabas Heart Centers, please
call 888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org/heartcenters.
About the Saint Barnabas Heart Centers
The Saint Barnabas Health Care System’s state-wide network
of Heart Centers offers the most comprehensive
scope of cardiac services in the State of New Jersey
and some of the finest cardiac subspecialty programs in the nation.
Our renowned Heart Centers provide cardiac surgery, heart failure treatment
and cardiac transplantation, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology,
as well as state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology. The most advanced
techniques are combined with compassionate care
and support for the entire family.
The Heart Center’s perform nearly 1,000 cardiac surgeries
each year and more beating heart surgeries than
any other program in the state. Furthermore, the heart transplant program
ranks among the nation’s most active centers and is at the forefront
of state-of-the-art mechanical circulatory support.
As a center of excellence, the Saint Barnabas
Heart Centers are a principle site for numerous clinical research trials
that offer people with cardiac disease the most advanced treatment options
close to home.
The Saint Barnabas Heart Centers are located at Clara Maass Medical
Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center
in Toms River, Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood,
Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
in Newark, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. The Heart
Centers also maintain satellite offices in Edison, Hackettstown, Summit
Medical Group in Berkeley Heights and Toms River.
Date: December 11, 2009
Contact: Caren Malone
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