Dr. Douglas Murphy
, Heart Surgeon
- Unregistered Surgeon
Patient Recommendations (3)
"Dr. Murphy was phenomenal. Great bedside manner- spent tons of time explaining the procedure to me AND my parents both over the phone (I traveled from Florida to have him perform the procedure) and in person. I never felt rushed and he was extremely patient. The procedure itself was certainly not fun, but I imagine it's the best route to take for heart surgery. I took pain meds for less than 2 weeks and was almost fully recovered by 3 weeks. I was up and walking the day after surgery and released from the hospital after 3 days. My heart function was completely normal and size had shrunk back to normal as of my last echocardiogram (which was 6-8 weeks post-op). Now at almost a year post-op, I feel better than before surgery and am currently 5 months pregnant and doing great. Patients travel from all over the country to have Dr. Murphy perform this same surgery- he has performed over 2,000 of them and was one of the pioneers in the robotic heart surgery. He gave me a 98-99% repair rate (vs full replacement)- I got a much lower rate (75%) when speaking with a local surgeon about the same procedure via sternotomy. I couldn't be happier and heartily recommend Dr. Murphy at Emory / St. Joseph's hospital, Atlanta, GA."
Posted by Trudy Teague, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 11/22/2013