Can anyone recommend the BEST surgeon to do a pericardiectomy we are located in Charlotte, NC.

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cfortier
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   Posted 3/8/2012 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Can anyone recommend the BEST surgeon to do a pericardiectomy we are located in Charlotte, NC.

stkitt
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   Posted 3/8/2012 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not have any personal knowledge but I have read of Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute located in Charlotte, NC.
Does your PCP have a recommendation of how to choose a surgeon ?
Kitt

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   Posted 3/8/2012 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Since you're in Charlotte, North Carolina, I would think that you might consider the cardiology department at Duke University in Durham, N. C.

In addition, there is a superior group of cardiologists in Cary, N. C.
(right off Route 64 on Tryon Road in Cary) called "Cary Cardiology." They are associated with Western Wake Medical Center in Cary. (Located across the street.)

In addition, (but off the subject) there is a very nice, large motel within a block of Western Wake Medical Hospital that I feel sure serves relatives of hospitalized patients. Excellent restaurants are close by, as well.

Dr.Shah is Head of Cary Cardiology on Keisler Drive in Cary. (Right off Tryon Road.) There are several other doctors associated with him, including his younger brother. His practice has just been united with Western Wake Hospital for service to patients, but his offices will still be maintained on Keisler Drive, I think. (919-233-0059, telephone number)

Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N. C. has an excellent cardiology department, as well. I would imagine there are several doctors with whom you might consider an appointment. I'm just not familiar with the practices at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N. C.

I hope this helps; if not, perhaps one of the doctors may lead you to his best knowledge regarding your inquiry. It's worth a try.
 
I have no relationship  whatever to the doctors, their practices,
or the surrounding amenities.  I just happen to be a patient of Dr. Shah's and know his dedication and intelligence and willingness to help patients.

Good wishes,

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   Posted 3/9/2012 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
It's Genetic - wow, that was great info and I know this member will be thrilled to read your post.  Thank you for responding .
 
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dbm
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   Posted 6/5/2012 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are still considering surgeons, I highly recommend Dr. Douglas Johnston and Dr. Bruce Lytle at The Cleveland Clinic. The Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic has been the top rated heart program in the country for 17 years and they have a team that specializes in pericardial disease. These two surgeons handle most of the pericardiectomies and the Cleveland Clinic is one of the highest volume programs for the procedure.

I had my pericardiectomy in October and Dr. Johnston was my surgeon. I had a difficult case but all went well and I was very pleased with my surgical and inpatient care. I have also been very pleased with the care I have received from Dr. Allan Klein - Cardiologist.

I live in southern Georgia and have made several trips to Cleveland. It was recommended that I not fly so we made the drive in two days. Our normal stop was Elkin, NC. The drive from Elkin to Cleveland was a bit long but reasonable. The drive up I-77 into Ohio was always easy and I think a drive from Charlotte would be doable. We never had a problem with accommodations in the Cleveland area.

I've worked in healthcare for 20 years and have never been in a hospital that is as impressive as The Cleveland Clinic. They have good information available online.

Best of luck.

DBM
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