Los Angeles, CA, Unregistered surgeon [What's this?]
"Dr. Kwok Yun in Los Angeles, CA was highly recommended by our cardiologist due to the nature of my Barlow's mitral heart valves. We met with Dr. Yun and he answered all of our questions with honesty and clarity. He was very approachable, skillful, and professional with strong bedside manners.
Dr. Yun is known for his high rate of successful valve repairs even in complicated cases. In our case, he was very upfront that my valves not only suffered from Barlow's but that they also contained moderate amounts of calcification. This combination posed a very real possibility that I would not be a candidate for a repair. However, Dr. Yun reassured us that he would do everything in his power to repair my valves. We moved forward and had the surgery.
I would love to say that I had a repair but the amount of damage was greater than what the angiogram had shown. Dr. Yun instead did a valve replacement but in the process worked very hard and skillfully in removing the calcification in order to be able to sew in the annulus ring. After the surgery, he communicated all this to my wife and a few days later came to my room to see how I was doing. He once again explained the reasons behind the replacement.
In the end, I am grateful that I had a very skillful surgeon doing my surgery. The complexity of my case required someone who could navigate not only the Barlow's but also the calcification. If I needed another surgery, Dr. Yun would be my first choice!"
Posted by Steve Bond