Hello to everyone. I will be having a Mitral Valve Repair on July 29, 2016 Dr David Adams is my surgeon. I have some complications since I have a good amount of calcium around my valve and I have a Barlows type valve.
I live in Northern California and will be in New York for about 18 days.
Can anyone recommend a place to stay in New York? The hospital gave me the Marmara Hotel, however I am told there is a lot of subway construction around and so I am looking for feedback on that hotel or other places to stay if any of you have any thoughts would love to have your input.
Ladies I read somewhere here about a bra recommendation but I cannot seem to find that info. The hospital said no front closing bra so if you have any thoughts on that please send them on. Since it is so hot in New York I don't know what to wear after I get out of the hospital maybe just elastic light weight pants and blouse?
I am starting to get a bit nervous now that the surgery is getting close. I have appreciated all of your stories they have been so comforting and a wealth of information.
Speedy recovery to all of you and please keep me in your prayers.
I need a Mitral Valve repair because of regurgitation and also I have quite a bit of calcium around the valve. I have seen one surgeon who does the repair with a band (it does not go all the way around the opening just partially) and one with a ring which does go completely around the valve.
My question to the community is has anyone heard of a band and is it a better proceedure then a ring?
I live in the San Francisco bay area and am wondering what surgeons in California would any of you recommend for a Mitral Valve repair?d
Thanks so much.