Leading the Way in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgeries

Barbara Barr Bengen

Save the date for Thursday evening, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. at the DesertView Performing Arts Center to meet the doctor who is leading the way in minimally invasive heart surgery. The Wellness Integrated Network of SaddleBrooke is proud to present Dr. Thomas Waggoner. He is not only leading the way in Tucson, but also in Arizona, the Southwest, the West Coast, the United States, and even the world. The Mayo Clinic sends him patients. He recently spoke to European doctors in Paris about what he is doing in Tucson.

Thomas E. Waggoner, DO, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, RPVI, is a structural interventional cardiologist as well as a vascular specialist with Pima Heart & Vascular who specializes in coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, and vascular disease. He is the medical director of the Structural Heart Disease program, program director for the new Structural Heart Disease Fellowship, and medical director of the Cardiovascular Research program at TMC. He is the principal investigator in multiple ongoing global clinical research studies, as well as a national physician proctor for many of the latest complex trans-catheter cardiac devices. He was selected as a young leader in Vision 2020 to lead in the field as a young interventional cardiologist.

Dr. Waggoner has performed many first-in-patient cardiac device implants in Southern Arizona and is a leading structural interventional cardiologist in the region. In many cases, Dr. Waggoner’s cutting-edge surgeries have been the first in Arizona, the Southwest, the West Coast, and even in the United States. He’s been speaking internationally about the work he’s doing in Tucson.

Please note the special date and time of this program. Save the date for Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. in the DesertView Performing Arts Center. This is a complimentary program open to all SaddleBrooke residents.

In addition to our monthly programs at DesertView, we also have small group classes. Here are some of our upcoming classes:

Meditation (complimentary)

Each Friday morning at the Agate Room of the MountainView Arts and Crafts Complex

8:30 a.m.: Instruction for new attendees

9 a.m.: Meditation

New class members can register by emailing [email protected].

Make ’N Take: Odor Eliminator Spray (complimentary)

Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at the home of one of our health and wellness educators

From burnt toast and animal odors to spills, accidents, and other surprises, this spray eliminates all kinds of odors, yet it is safe for people and pets.

Seating is limited, so register quickly! Register by emailing [email protected] for location and directions.

Reiki Second Degree

Continue your practice with a deeper initiation into Reiki and share with others through your own practice at least three months after the First Degree Training.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, at the home of Patti Gould

For more information or to register, email [email protected].

We can’t wait to see you at DesertView Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m.!