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Susan Joseph & Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair


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Patient: Susan Joseph, Rockville, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital

Service: Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery 

Doctor: Paul Massimiano, MD

When Susan Joseph, 73, of Rockville, learned she needed heart surgery, she asked a friend who had the same heart problem for advice. Her friend, Stefanie Rothschild, of Bethesda, recommended talking to Dr. Massimiano about minimally invasive heart valve surgery.

“So, I went online and researched — I checked Hopkins and University of Maryland, and I called doctors in Baltimore,” Susan said. “The only place I could have this procedure was Washington Adventist.”

On Nov. 21, 2016, Dr. Massimiano performed Susan’s minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery, and three days later, she went home in time for Thanksgiving. She had very little pain and was back to caring for her grandkids in just two weeks.

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