Cardiology Presence Expands in Baton Rouge General’s Heart and Vascular Tower


Baton Rouge, La. – Interventional cardiologist Lance LaMotte, MD, FACC, and invasive cardiologist Nakia Newsome, MD, recently joined Baton Rouge Cardiology Center’s physician practice location in Baton Rouge General’s Heart and Vascular Tower on the Bluebonnet campus. Joining BRCC physicians Drs. Darrin Breaux, Evens Rodney, Venkat Surakanti and Brian Swirsky at the practice location in the Heart and Vascular Tower, Baton Rouge General welcomes Drs. LaMotte and Newsome to its campus community. 

With the recent multi-million dollar expansion of its heart and vascular services and its growing community of heart, vascular and cardiothoracic physician tenants, Baton Rouge General brings together comprehensive heart and vascular services all under one roof. The General’s heart and vascular enhancements include an expanded surgical space equipped with an innovative hybrid OR build-out. Compared to traditional surgery space, the General’s hybrid room uniquely allows for the simultaneous IT integration of sophisticated diagnostic technologies, precise imaging capabilities and multiple surgical therapies – with the goal of maximizing treatment options for cardiac and vascular procedures. Nationally recognized for excellence in heart and vascular care as Baton Rouge’s only Joint Commission “Top-Performer” Hospital for Heart Attack and Heart Failure and the city’s only A-rated hospital for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group two years in a row – Baton Rouge General is committed to providing the most comprehensive, high quality heart and vascular care for the community. 

Located in Baton Rouge General’s Heart and Vascular Tower on its Bluebonnet campus, physician tenants with Baton Rouge Cardiology Center are pictured left to right: Drs. Darrin Breaux, Evens Rodney, Nakia Newsome, Venkat Surakanti, Lance LaMotte and Brian Swirsky.