Getting a Second Opinion

Watch this video to understand the importance of getting a second opinion. One of my patients tells his story of being turned down for high risk repeat valve surgery at another hospital and how he was told by that surgeon that he had less than two years to live.

The patient was told that if he wanted to have the high risk repeat open heart surgery that he would have to go to the Cleveland Clinic or to Philadelphia. Instead, the patient went on a friend's recommendation to seek a second opinion with me... his story was told on the PBS Channel 39 Tempo In Depth Show: