Every new innovation needs a trail blazer, and at Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center in California, the one forging a path for robotics in cardiac ablation was Dr. Charlie Young. A practicing cardiac EP with Kaiser for 30 years, who now directs Kaiser Permanente Thrive’s cardiac EP services, Dr. Young saw the potential in Stereotaxis technologies and was instrumental in bringing it to the new Santa Clara Medical Center in 2008. Since that time, he’s built a robotic ablation program that leads the Western region in case volume.
Safety and efficacy are paramount for the Kaiser team and, “With Stereotaxis, we are able to reach anywhere in the heart with more precision and safety,” says Dr. Young, who has performed more than 500 procedures on the Niobe system.
Thanks to Dr. Young for leading the advancement of state-of-the-art procedures to improve patients’ lives!