Surgeons & Hospitals Blog

By Adam Pick

Saint Alphonsus Heart Institute Joins Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: November 29, 2022

I am very excited to announce that Saint Alphonsus Heart Institute in Boise, Idaho just became the newest sponsor of HeartValveSurgery.com.

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WakeMed Heart & Vascular Joins Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: November 15, 2022

I am very excited to announce that WakeMed Heart & Vascular in Raleigh, North Carolina, just became the newest heart valve surgery center to join us at HeartValveSurgery.com.

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Dr. Castro Becomes First Surgeon to Receive 200 Patient Testimonials In Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate & Author
Published: October 30, 2022

I am very happy to announce that Dr. Luis Castro, a leading cardiac surgeon at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California, has just become the first cardiac surgeon to receive 200 testimonials from patients in the HeartValveSurgery.com community.  Woo-Hoo!!!!

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Dr. Farivar & Mike Gabler, TAVR Expert from Survivor, Show Support for Our Community!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: December 15, 2022

Sometimes… Life is just too darn fun!!!

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Dr. Vaughn Starnes, My Surgeon, Gets 100 Patient Testimonials!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: October 10, 2022

I am very happy to announce that Dr. Vaughn Starnes, my surgeon, just became the sixth doctor to receive 100 patient reviews at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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Baptist Health Louisville Joins Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: September 6, 2022

I am very excited to announce that Baptist Health Louisville just became the newest sponsor of HeartValveSurgery.com.

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UT Southwestern Clinical Heart and Vascular Center Joins Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 9, 2022

I am very excited to announce that UT Southwestern Clinical Heart and Vascular Center just became the newest sponsor of HeartValveSurgery.com.

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Yale University and Yale New Haven Health Join Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: July 22, 2022

I am very excited to announce that Yale University and Yale New Haven Health Heart and Vascular Center just became the newest sponsor of HeartValveSurgery.com.

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100 Patient Testimonials for Dr. Gyu Gang and Dr. Takeyoshi Ota!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: May 11, 2022

I am very happy and excited to announce that Dr. Gyu Gang and Dr. Takeyoshi Ota are the newest members of our surgeon team to receive 100 patient testimonials at HeartValveSurgery.com!!!

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Hoag Memorial Hospital Joins Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: December 6, 2021

I am excited to announce that the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian just became the newest sponsor of HeartValveSurgery.com.

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UW Medicine Heart Institute Joins Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: October 20, 2021

I am very excited to announce that UW Medicine Heart Institute just became the newest sponsor of HeartValveSurgery.com.

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Mayo Clinic Joins Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 26, 2021

Wonderful News!!!  Mayo Clinic, a top-ranked heart surgery program with cardiac centers in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, has joined the HeartValveSurgery.com community!

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Heart Valve Experts Show Wonderful Support for Our Patient Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: April 1, 2021

Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center Joins HeartValveSurgery.com!

By Adam Pick on December 18, 2020

I am very excited to announce that Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center just became a new sponsor of HeartValveSurgery.com!

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Telehealth Reform: COVID-19 Unites 180 Distinguished Physicians to Send Congress This Letter

By Adam Pick on August 11, 2020

Sometimes… It’s hard to imagine that anything good can come from COVID-19.  The novel coronavirus has cast an undeniable darkness upon our planet with 20+ million infections and 737 thousand deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

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Congratulations to Dr. Vaughn Starnes, My Surgeon, For Becoming the 100th President of the AATS!

By Adam Pick on May 18, 2019

As one of his many patients, I am excited to announce that Dr. Vaughn Starnes just became the 100th President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS).  Doctor Starnes succeeded another celebrated surgeon here at HeartValveSurgery.com, Dr. David Adams, at the recent AATS Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

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True or False: 70% of Patients Use Online Reviews to Select Heart Surgeons

By Adam Pick on May 16, 2019

Last week… In my heart valve surgery newsletter, I asked our patient community a very simple question, “Would you recommend your heart surgeon?”

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Will You Recommend Your Heart Surgeon?

By Adam Pick on May 10, 2019

It’s been 10 wonderful years since we launched the Surgeon Finder at HeartValveSurgery.com.  You might remember that we launched the Surgeon Finder to quickly help patients locate and research patient-recommended surgeons.  In the last three years alone, the Surgeon Finder had over 756,000 page views.  Amazing!

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Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Marc Gerdisch Receives 100 Patient Testimonials!

By Adam Pick on April 25, 2019

I am excited and honored to announce that Dr. Marc Gerdisch just received his 100th patient testimonial at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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Nebraska Heart Institute Launches Heart Valve Microsite!

By Adam Pick on April 10, 2019

Great news! I am very excited to announce that Nebraska Heart Institute just launched a Heart Valve Microsite at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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