Heart Valve Surgery Success Story

Patient Name:Duane Hunt
Cardiac Surgeon:Dr. Kevin Accola
Surgery Type:Mitral Valve Repair Surgery

Hi! My name is Duane Hunt, and I’m a 50-year-old Pastor from Winter Haven, Florida. My wife, Peggy, and I have been married for 32 years and have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren.

In 2009, I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation. My left atrium was a bit enlarged and my left ventricle showed increased voltage. On June 28, 2010, I had mitral valve repair surgery at Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute. The surgery was performed by Dr. Kevin Accola.

In my opinion, Dr. Accola is a phenomenally gifted surgeon who also has a very warm and caring bedside manner. He personally got me my first bite of post-op food, an ice cream cup. I was in amazing hands and received astounding care both by Dr. Accola and by the wonderful staff of Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute.

Duane Hunt
Mitral Valve Repair