Dr. Jock McCullough
, Heart Surgeon
- Unregistered Surgeon
Patient Recommendations (7)
"Excellent experience, the Doctor knew his stuff! I had both leaflets that needed repair (regurgitation occurring). One needed to be trimmed and the other needed a cord repair. He was the 3rd opinion my parents sought and the Doctor was located and practiced at the Dartmouth Hitchcock hospital in Lebanon, NH. My parents asked a ton of questions acquired through research on the internet, periodicals and this web site. This doctor studied the first and second opinions and tests already run and said "I'm 95% certain I can repair the mitral valve" and he said it with confidence! He had performed approx. 500 mitral valve surgeries over his 10/15 year practice and he was the Dept. head of Cardiac surgery at the hospital. His ratings were checked out via several different rating systems and other Doctors had recommended him for their own family members should they have needed a mitral valve operation . We did not favor a valve replacement as I was 41 at the time and did not want to be on a blood thinner for life and also did not want to go through the operation again in 10 or so years! We did discuss a plan B in case the repair could not be made so we were ready to go. The operation on 8/7/2018 went off like planned (3.5 hours) and the repair was 100% successful and I left the hospital 5 days later. No problems today with my heart and it has been checked several times and no murmurs can be detected !!! I highly recommend this Doctor, he does what he says he can do, he delvers!!! You need to select an experienced doctor who can hold up to significant questioning and deliver sound answers and can express confidence and we found one! "
Posted by Eric Znoj, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/07/2018