Dr. Prem Shekar
, Heart Surgeon
- Unregistered Surgeon
Patient Recommendations (6)
"I first met with Dr. Prem Shekar in November 2011 to discuss my options for aortic valve replacement. During this visit, he informed me that I actually had two issues that needed to be addressed. The valve needed to be replaced but also I had an aneurysm on my ascending aorta that should be attended to, at the same time. We spent about 45 minutes discussing all options. Dr. Shekar answered all my questions in a most caring manner and addressed my concerns in a very relaxed, professional manner. My girlfriend, who accompanied me, also had questions. We left the meeting completely confident and at ease that Dr.Shekar was the best surgeon and Brigham & Women's was the best hospital. Several weeks later, Dr. Shekar performed the surgery on a Friday -- and I was discharged on Tuesday. One week (to the day!) after surgery, I attended my granddaughter's pre-school graduation. Recovery was smooth without any complications. The incision healed smoothly. The visiting nurses were amazed at how quickly I was recovering. I returned for a follow-up visit with Dr. Shekar after three weeks and was told that I would be 100% shortly and that every part of my recovery was on schedule. I was walking 1 mile every other day 10 days after surgery. I did have two a-fib occurrences 3 weeks apart but they were minor and corrected on their own without any medical intervention. My cardiologist told me that a-fib events are quite common after this type of surgery and usually don't appear after about the 7th week. They haven't. Three months after surgery, I am playing golf again with no restrictions and feel 100% as Dr. Shekar predicted. I absolutely would recommend Dr. Shekar and B&W hospital. And thank you to the whole recovery staff from ICU and nurses from step-down recovery. "
Posted by Val Cyr, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 05/18/2012