Shelby Praises Dr. John Randolph and Dr. Ron Elkins, Oklahoma Heart Surgeons
There is ab-sooooooooo-lute-ly nothing better than opening my inbox and reading these types of emails… Thanks Shelby!
Seven years ago I was diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve, which was stenoic with regurgitation. I have had annual ultrasounds since then. In August of this year, I discovered that it was time for a valve job. I am a 40 year old male, in excellent condition. My doctor and I decided on a Ross Procedure. On November 13, I had my surgery with Drs. John Randolph and Dr. Ron Elkins at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
I had my surgery on a Thursday and was back home the following Monday. I am currently three weeks post-op and am doing some light running with no issues. Really, the only problem I am having is premature ventricular contractions, which is being treated with 50mg Toprol XL.
Every day is better than the previous one, so I guess I am headed in the right direction. I feel great with very little pain or discomfort. Ultrasound results indicate everything is now perfectly normal.
I would like to make your readers and future patient about my surgeons and the Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH). I did a great amount of research prior to my surgery and if there are better surgeons or facilities in the United States, I couldn’t find them. Top notch, all the way. OHH provided me with the best medical care I have ever received.
Anyway, I purchased your heart valve book prior to my surgery and found it to be extremely helpful. I hope you are doing well.
Shelby R. Hudgens
Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.