Surgeons & Hospitals Blog - Page 5
By Adam Pick
I’m Going To The Cleveland Clinc… Wanna Meet?
By Adam Pick on March 30, 2012
URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Heart Valve Webchat With Dr. Lars Svensson & Dr. Murat Tuzcu Tomorrow!
By Adam Pick on March 14, 2012
Educational Video: Dr. Marc Gillinov & Dr. Nissen Address Heart Disease On PBS
By Adam Pick on March 3, 2012
In case you missed it, Dr. Marc Gillinov and Dr. Steven Nissen were just on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS. It’s a great interview that addresses several issues specific to cardiac disease including prevention, lifestyle choices, healthcare reform, diet, exercise, medical advances, workplace incentives, myths and treatment.
Special “Ask The Heart Surgeon” Web Chat With Dr. Gillinov This Friday!
By Adam Pick on February 7, 2012
Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Alfredo Trento’s Innovative Approach To Cardiac Care Leads Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
By Adam Pick on February 6, 2012
Each time I meet a cardiac surgeon with a “Chief”, “Chairman” or “Director” in front of their name, I feel extraordinarily humble. I know those titles are not easy to attain. I know these physicians have spent their entire lives learning, researching and teaching about cardiac care. Lastly, I know these doctors have spent thousands of hours in the operating room pursuing surgical perfection, always innovating to improve patient outcomes.
A Must Read… “Heart 411” By Dr. Gillinov & Dr. Nissen
By Adam Pick on February 3, 2012
Since launching this blog 5 years ago, I have only recommended one book about cardiac care.
Dr. Paul Stelzer Performs 500th Ross Procedure On Mark!
By Adam Pick on January 11, 2012
After I was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and regurgitation, I chose the Ross Procedure for my heart valve replacement surgery. While this approach to aortic valve replacement is more complex, I found the benefits of this procedure outweighed the risks. (To learn more about the Ross Procedure, click here.)
Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Marc Gillinov Receives Praise Overload From Patients, Caregivers & Peers
By Adam Pick on January 4, 2012
During my research for my book and this website, I have been fortunate to meet several incredible surgeons. Dr. Marc Gillinov is one such surgeon.
Web Chat Announcement: “Stress, Depression & Heart Disease” with Dr. Leo Pozuelo
By Adam Pick on December 7, 2011
Special Announcement: Don’t Miss “Ask The Surgeon” Web Chat With Dr. Bruce Lytle Of The Cleveland Clinic
By Adam Pick on November 21, 2011
I just learned some great news! Dr. Bruce Lytle, Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Heart Institute, will be hosting a special, live web chat titled “Ask The Heart Surgeon” this Wednesday at 12 pm (EST). Needless to say, this is an exciting opportunity for patients and caregivers to gain direct access to one of the leading heart valve surgeons.
Valve Clinic Tour: Dr. Patrick McCarthy Returns Home To Lead The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute At Northwestern Memorial Hospital
By Adam Pick on November 9, 2011
In 2004, one of the leading heart valve surgeons came home.
Heart Valve Summit Video #1: Cardiologists & Surgeons Unite To Advance Valvular Therapy!
By Adam Pick on October 20, 2011
As I write this, I am flying home to Los Angeles after attending the 2011 Heart Valve Summit. The meeting was beyond exciting as over 500 cardiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, physician assistants and nurses congregated in Chicago to discuss the treatment of heart valve disease — including heart valve repair and heart valve replacement surgery.
Surgeon Spotlight: With Over 4,000 Heart Valve Procedures Complete, Dr. Patrick McCarthy Is Celebrated By His Patients
By Adam Pick on October 6, 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.
“Any Questions For The World’s Leading Heart Valve Specialists?” Asks Adam
By Adam Pick on September 28, 2011
Great news everybody!
Our Heart Valve Surgeon Locator Grows 100% In 3 Months!
By Adam Pick on September 15, 2011
Great news everybody!
VIDEO: Can The Da Vinci Surgical Robot Paint A Miniature Van Gogh?
By Adam Pick on August 29, 2011
As many of you know… I’m a technology enthusiast. In fact, I’m often referred to as a “tech geek” by my friends — always playing around with the latest gadgets and software.
Surgeon Spotlight: After 7,000 Surgeries, Dr. Kevin Accola’s Heart Valve Specialty Is Praised By Patients
By Adam Pick on July 12, 2011
It’s an honor to shine our surgeon spotlight on Dr. Kevin Accola, a leading heart valve surgeon who practices at the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute.
Web Chat: “Heart Valve Disease” With Drs. Thomas & Sabik
By Adam Pick on July 5, 2011
Pat Gets Her “Bucket List” Wish During Double Heart Valve Surgery
By Adam Pick on June 28, 2011
I’m not sure the Human Genome Project detected it, but I think we all maintain a unique gene that enables us to wish. Some people wish for peace. Some people wish for wealth. Most people, in this community, wish for healthy hearts.
Are Medical Tourists Seeking Heart Valve Treatment In Germany?
By Adam Pick on June 6, 2011
Considering that over 45 million residents of the United States do not have health insurance, my inbox is filled with questions about the costs of heart valve surgery. Many of those emails inquire about the use of foreign, cardiac centers for valvular treatment.