I have my first surgery consult Wed 20th with a local (Ft. Myers) mitral valve surgeon recommended by my cardiologist. I just made an appt to see Dr. Accola in Orlando for March 4th. I have heard so many good things about him and I know he has the numbers behind him. I am doing this as I guess a second opinion but also to gauge who I feel best with.
Am I going about this the right way?
My cardiologist is saying I need mitral valve repair for severe regurgitation, hopefully minimally invasive.
I'm going for my first surgery consult Wed. for severe mitral valve regurgitation. My cardiologist is optimistic I may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. I am curious about home care after hospital discharge. Is around the clock care needed once you are home? My husband and I are trying to plan how long he will need to take leave from work or if we will need other family members to step in.
Was diagnosed with Mitral Valve disease this week (40 yr old healthy female). I am desperately trying to research expert surgeons with a specialty in performing mitral valve repair or replacement in the southwest Florida area, however I am open to go anywhere for the best. Research is very confusing, frustrating and scary.
Any help or recommendations would be so very much appreciated.