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Surgeon Spotlight: With Over 4,000 Heart Valve Procedures Complete, Dr. Patrick McCarthy Is Celebrated By His Patients

Posted by Adam Pick on October 6th, 2011

It is an honor to shine our surgeon spotlight on Dr. Patrick McCarthy, the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

During his 30-year career, which includes training and clinical work at Stanford University, The Mayo Clinic and The Cleveland Clinic, Doctor Patrick McCarthy has performed over 10,000 cardiac procedures including 4,000 operations involving heart valve treatment. Here is a quick video about Dr. McCarthy’s ongoing pursuit of healthy hearts.

Specific to our community, Dr. McCarthy is one of the most recommended surgeons at the Heart Valve Surgeon Locator.

At Dr. McCarthy’s surgeon profile page, you will find over thirty testimonials from former patients including Jerry Scogin, Bev Thompson, Linda Reents and John DiFazio.

Patient Testimonial For Dr. Patrick McCarthy

Personally, I’ve been very fortunate to meet and exchange email with Doctor McCarthy several times since launching this website.  He has always been very responsive to and supportive of this patient advocacy effort. Furthermore, Dr. McCarthy has performed heart valve surgery on two family friends – Ari Mintzer (aortic valve replacement) and Nina Feinberg (mitral valve replacement). Both Ari and Nina are both doing great!

  • To see over 30 patient testimonials for Dr. McCarthy, click here.

Thanks to Dr. McCarthy and his team at Northwestern!

Keep on tickin!

Adam Pick
Written by Adam Pick A dad, a husband and a patient, Adam Pick founded this website in 2006 to educate you about heart valve surgery from diagnosis to recovery.
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Ricky (a female) says on October 6th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

THANK YOU for doing what you do. Many of us are counting on your expertise.


Zuzeth says on October 10th, 2011 at 1:09 am

Hi my name is Zuzeth, I reside at Okinawa Japan. My mother resides in eagle pass Texas. Recently my mother received some news from her cardiologist, that she hasHeart leak. Well Iam very far away from my mom n worse my mom does not speak English. Mom has a pace maker, n suffers from diabetes. The bad thing is that she leaves in a small town that is not equipt with medical technology n good doctors. I really need to know what is the treatments of a heart valve leak before I talk to my mother. Iam a nurse n my mom always wants to know my opinion n Iam nervous about what I know so if u can help me.


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