Geisinger Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 100 N. Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822
Patient Inquiries Phone: (570) 271-6089
Appointment Requests: (800) 275-6401
Year Formalized: 2000
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Geisinger Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Geisinger Wyoming Valley (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Robert Mangano, MD, FACC
IM, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 21
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 569
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Out-patients seen at:Geisinger Medical Center
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?Yes
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
David Connuck, MD, FACC
Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 51
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 10
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Our surgical program was restarted last year so 2012 volumes were small but anticipated to increase threefold. We have Pediatric and Adult Cardiology collaboration for invasive and noninvasive testing and inpatient care. We have 3 satellite outpatient sites for patient convenience. In process of formalizing organization of the program with more organized conferences and program coordinator. Provide all types of transcatheter interventions and surgeries. Transplant referrals elsewhere as needed. We are reaching out to community doctors and other medical centers to capture all ACHD patients in our area. Initiating Melody valve program soon.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? N/A
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A