DR. JOSEPH LAMELAS – OUR INNOVATING PARTNER
Dr. Joseph Lamelas, an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive heart surgery, is the Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Lamelas has been in practice for more than 26 years and has completed more than 14,000 cardiac surgical operations in his career. Dr Lamelas has played a significant role in advancing the field of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, as well as developing facilitating instruments. He has trained more than 700 physicians from around the world in this approach over the last 12 years.
While he practices all facets of cardiac surgery, his main focus over the past 12 years has been minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Lamelas has developed techniques to facilitate minimally invasive approaches for repairing simple congenital cardiac defects, removal of cardiac tumors, aortic valve surgery, mitral valve surgery, double and triple valve surgery, as well as replacing the ascending aorta without splitting the sternum.
Minimally invasive valve surgery allows for a shorter stay in the hospital as well as a quicker return to a full and normal level of activity. Most valve surgery patients are candidates for this procedure.
Dr. Lamelas is board certified in thoracic surgery and a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He also is a fellow in the American Board of Surgery, American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, and American College of Surgeons. Lamelas has lectured both nationally and internationally and his work in the field of minimally invasive valve surgery has been extensively published.
BIOREP – OUR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING OVERSITE PARTNER
Biorep is a full-service, ISO 13485-certified and FDA-registered product development company with over 20 years of experience providing complete development services for medical and life sciences companies. Biorep provides elegant, robust, and manufacturable design solutions for finished devices, full prototypes, and components. Our experienced technical team is well-equipped with engineering design and analysis tools to ensure the functionality and quality of the end product.
“We offer our clients comprehensive outsourcing for project completion or an a la carte menu of services to suit their unique needs. Whether you have one small project or a large project requiring complex medical device outsourcing, we are fully equipped and staffed to handle it.”
Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world. We’re creating technologies that treat chronic disease in new ways so people can live better, longer.
Medtronic is committed to superior patient outcomes with our extensive product line to treat heart valvular disease. We offer a broad product portfolio for repair or replacement of diseased native or prosthetic heart valves.
Effective May 1, 2017, Medtronic will continue to act as an exclusive distributor for the Miami Instruments products until depletion of their current inventory. Upon depletion of the Medtronic inventory, exclusive distribution for the Miami Instruments products will transition over to AIMM, Inc.
AIMM, Inc. contact information can be found below or contact your local Medtronic Heart Valve Sales Representative for product availability and ordering information.
American Integrated Medical Marketing, Inc.
DBA: AIMM, Inc.
Billing & Payments:
521 Elm Street
Kingston, MA 02364
508 524 1188 office
508 630 1708 fax