Heart Valve Surgery Success Story

Patient Name:Denise Ring
Cardiac Surgeon:Dr. Kevin Accola
Surgery Type:Mitral Valve Repair Surgery

Hi there! My name is Denise Ring and I suffered from severe mitral regurgitation due to a mitral valve prolapse. Like many patients, I was scared and anxious before surgery. After surgery, however, I’m feeling fantastic!

Dr. Kevin Accola performed a mitral valve repair on me. This amazing surgeon is a truly gifted man. He is not only highly skilled but also sincerely concerned about the well-being of his patients. I was actually caught off-guard by his compassion and calm but confident demeanor.

It is not often that one finds this fine combination of character and expertise. Dr. Accola on more than one occasion took the time to make sure that all of my concerns where addressed. He visited with me the morning of the surgery and one of his surgery team members was in contact and kept my family updated on my condition during surgery. Next, Dr. Accola proceeded to check on me in the ICU, and visited me just about every day during my hospital stay (even on Easter Sunday).

Dr. Accola’s staff at the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute is exceptional as well, and treated me with respect and empathy -- from the moment I called the office to make a consultation appointment to the day I arrived at the hospital. Florida Hospital is a first class operation all the way. Should I need another heart surgery in the future, I would absolutely put my trust in Dr. Accola and his team. This doctor is extraordinary.

Denise Ring
Mitral Valve Repair
4/19/11