Eastside Medical Center’s new electrophysiology is one of many service expansions over the last year to improve patient care and meet the growing needs of the Gwinnett County community. By expanding their cardiology services, Eastside aims to serve as the community’s go-to heart care destination. For more information on electrophysiology services at Eastside Medical Center, please visit our electrophysiology service page.

Eastside Medical Center held a ribbon cutting and community open house to celebrate the hospital’s expansion of cardiology services and new state-ofthe-art electrophysiology lab at the main campus hospital in Snellville on Wednesday, May 23. Attendees included community physicians, nurses, first responders, hospital leadership, and Gwinnett Chamber members.

Eastside’s electrophysiology lab combines advanced imaging capability with a fully functioning operating suite. The new cardiac electrophysiology lab at Eastside Medical Center will allow physicians to diagnose and treat heart rhythm disorders by performing a procedure called ablation. This procedure uses small catheters to cauterize the abnormal tissue in the heart.

“Technology has advanced so that we can now accurately diagnose and potentially cure patients who suffer from heart rhythm conditions,” stated Dr. Niraj Sharma, Medical Director of Electrophysiology at Eastside Medical Center. “We now have the technology to treat these often life-crippling conditions here at Eastside. This is huge for cardiac patients at Eastside and throughout the surrounding community. Patients now have specialized cardiac care and advanced technology here in their backyard, so they no longer have to travel downtown, or to another hospital to receive the care they need.”

In addition to the performance of ablation procedures, the hybrid electrophysiology lab will give cardiac physicians at Eastside the ability to perform advanced surgical procedures for numerous specialized heart conditions. For example, in April of 2018, Dr. Niraj Sharma was able to utilize Eastside Medical Center’s electrophysiology lab to perform the first Bluetooth pacemaker procedure in northern Georgia.

“At Eastside, our leadership team and our physicians are committed to continually expanding our scope of care, as well as our technology, to meet the growing needs of our community,” said Trent Lind, Chief Executive Officer at Eastside Medical Center. “Our number one focus is quality patient care, and that means providing our patients with the most advanced technology and specialized care team. The new electrophysiology lab will allow our physicians to treat cardiac patients with heart rhythm issues in a state-of-the-art setting with access to the best technology.”

Eastside Medical Center’s new electrophysiology is one of many service expansions over the last year to improve patient care and meet the growing needs of the Gwinnett County community. By expanding their cardiology services, Eastside aims to serve as the community’s go-to heart care destination.