George Receives Motherly Miracle In The Form Of Dr. Gaudiani

A few months ago, I received a very difficult phone call from George Avakian who resides in Northern California.

George’s mother was suffering from severe heart valve disease. He was fearful that he might lose his mother. After speaking with George, he immediately took the steps needed to get the best care for his mother. If you are interested to learn about her surgical result, here is a follow-up email from George about his mom’s heart valve replacement surgery.

Patient Of Dr. Vince Gaudiani

Hi Adam,

I just went to Church and took the attached photo for you Buddy. How can we be more blessed than this?

In mid-June, I walked through the same doors in tears, praying on my knees and begging for a miracle. God has shared a miracle and part of that miracle is placing Dr. Gaudiani, Dr. Winkle and the entire Sequoia Hospital ICU and nursing care team in our lives.

Dr. Vincent Gaudiani, Cardiac Surgeon
Dr. Vincent Gaudiani – Heart Surgeon

Yes indeed, my dearest Mom and I feel blessed to be in this country — having these amazing physicians available to us.

Hope you are well. Thanks for your support when I needed it so desperately. Your heart valve book and our conversations helped me immensely.

Kind regards,
George Avakian

Adam Pick
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  • Jeff Nielsen

    Glad to hear you mom is doing well. Dr. Gaudiana is the best. He did a re-repair of my mitral valve in 1999 and it’s still going strong. All the best to you and your mom. -jeff

  • Patricia

    Dr. Guadiani was my husband’s surgeon at Sequoia Hospital nearly one year ago, November 20, 2009. I cannot say enough good things about him, his team and the nurses at Sequoia. My husband, 57 at the time of his surgery and who has a history of heart disease in his family, received a new aortic valve, had a mitral valve repair and had the Maze procedure done by Dr. Guadiani. The road of surgery and recovery is not an easy one, but the support of family and friends make a huge difference. Good luck!

  • allan david

    karen my wife on thursday nov.8th 2012 had a polyester dacron sleeve to replace an enlarged aorta and bicuspid valve replaced; she is coming along in her healing but
    needs fluid reduction and a lower blood pressure

  • nancy simmons

    Having valve replacement surgery on Nov 12th!! A liitle scary I must say!!

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