Muhammad Raza, M.D. Joins the Crozer-Keystone Cardiovascular Team - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on December 15, 2014

Muhammad Raza, M.D. Joins the Crozer-Keystone Cardiovascular Team

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Mary Wascavage
(610) 284-8619
Mary.Wascavage@crozer.org

Springfield, Pa. – Crozer-Keystone Health System welcomes interventional cardiologist Muhammad Raza, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, RPVI to its cardiovascular team. Trained at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Raza comes to the health system from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Muhammad Raza, M.D.

Muhammad Raza, M.D.

Dr. Raza is excited to make positive contributions to Crozer-Keystone’s cardiovascular program. “There is a tremendous opportunity right here in Delaware County,” he says. “That is why I decided to come to Crozer-Keystone—to build on the team’s current successes and do my part to fulfill our community’s needs.”

Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology, Dr. Raza is experienced in enhanced peripheral vascular, endovascular and structural heart therapies that treat conditions such as congestive heart failure, valve disease and peripheral vascular disease. He is also a registered physician in vascular interpretations.

Some of the complex procedures that Dr. Raza performs include:

  • Repair of congenital heart defects (hole in the heart) using catheter-based closure
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Coronary stenting (through the groin or wrist)
  • Peripheral artery angioplasty and stenting
  • Minimally invasive repair of AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm)
  • Limb-saving peripheral vascular intervention (helps to restore blood flow and to prevent amputation)

Minimally invasive surgical techniques typically offer significantly shorter recovery times, less scarring, and promising outcomes with fewer risks of complications. “These procedures are beneficial because patients come to the hospital in the morning and go home in the evening or the next morning,” Dr. Raza says. “Patients also ambulate earlier, and that greatly helps the recovery process. There are no scars because there is no cutting—there are just two little incisions that cannot even be seen when healed.”

Dr. Raza joins an established interventional team that includes cardiologists Michael Adesman, M.D. and Ancil Jones, M.D. (chief of Cardiology at Crozer-Chester Medical Center); along with vascular surgeons Tal Bash, M.D. and Gregory Domer, M.D. He believes that a team-based approach which includes primary care and specialty physicians, the patient and their family will produce the best patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Crozer-Keystone’s highly regarded and patient-centered cardiovascular program has long been considered one of the region’s best. The health system recently introduced a “Heart Team” concept, a patient-centered model of cardiovascular care that aims to educate the patient and their family, and construct a treatment plan that includes input from the patient’s primary care and specialty physicians.

Patients who would benefit most from Dr. Raza’s knowledge and experience are those “who have blocked arteries in the heart and lower extremities,” he says. “Patients who have leg pain when walking, a non-healing ulcer on the feet, or chest pain or pressure would benefit from a consultation and, if needed, an interventional or minimally invasive procedure.”

Dr. Raza sees patients at Crozer in Suite 224 of Professional Office Building II, and in Suite 200 of the Medical Office Building at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Call (610) 876-2400 for an appointment at Crozer or (610) 259-0240 for an appointment at DCMH. For more information about cardiovascular services at Crozer-Keystone, visit ckheart.crozerkeystone.org or call 1-866-95-PULSE (1-866-957-8573).

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