It's nice to see Mayo Clinic on this website finally. Dr. Arghami and his team are fantastic. He repaired my mitral vale 5-6-21. The whole process from self referral till discharge was smooth. I definitely recommend them.
Hello everyone, Sorry I haven't posted since the procedure(5-6-21). The MV was repaired and stabilized with a ring. So now I've got to register the implanted device. Hope there's no recall. Lol. It's crazy how "They" can use a robot to assist. The whole team at Mayo was great. Dr Arghami is super laid back. Dr. Daily is also very laid back. Now the anesthesiologist was super friendly and chatty. Kept asking and explaining what her team would be doing the whole time. Plus she kept asking my wife if there was anything they could do for her. The waiting is most likely the hardest part but when that time comes to go back to the OR it's not any easier to just put your life in someone elses hands. Surgery was the easy part. The 1st night in the ICU I was pretty uncomfortable. I'm kind of muscular and the incisions into my ribs and chest tube really hurt. I'd tough it out as long as I could before asking for meds. I didn't really sleep for 2 night but we finally figured out the right pain meds and I was able to sleep. I saw Dr. Arghami one more time and he was able to explain what he did to my uncloudy mind. Other that that the ICU and step down staff were great and finally got the tubes out. Now that I'm home I'm just working on getting back some stamina and not being so sore. I just need to remind myself and often to go slow and that I had a MAJOR operation. I highly recommend Mayo Clinic as they've got this procedure all figured out. From start to the discharge pretty smooth. Thank you Cheryl for all your advise and information. Thanks everyone for their advise and encouragement. I'll post more later.