Dr. Hyde Russell
, Heart Surgeon
- Unregistered Surgeon
Patient Recommendations (8)
"From my initial consultation with Dr. Russell, it was clear that he not only understood my condition, but how my procedure was unique, as I'm sure every case is. My degree of aortic valve calcification was exacerbated by the fact I had radiation therapy to the mediastinum 25 years ago to treat Hodgkin's Lymphoma. In addition, my aortic root also needed replacement due to an aneurysm which had developed. (I had an anatomically normal aortic valve, not a bicuspid valve which is frequently seen with my combination of clinical findings.) Finally, I was born with a ventricular-septal defect (VSD) which was never closed. Dr. Russell was confident he could address all three issues, and he did.
I would describe Dr. Russell's bedside manner as concise, efficient and compassionate. He will "tell it like it is," while at the same time, remain mindful of the anxiety frequently experienced by patients and their families.
However, what impressed me the most and what led to my instant rapport and comfort level with Dr. Russell was his calming display of confidence that he was up to the task. His "I will do this for you" attitude as opposed to an "I'll try to do this for you" attitude is commendable.
Dr. Russell's support staff, including Deborah Jefferson, NP, APN in particular, is also wonderful! They make pre-surgical planning, follow-up and communication so professional that it is one less thing patients have to worry about both before and after their procedures."
Posted by Michael Hutton, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 12/04/2017