About Mary Joan Schultheisz

Posts by Mary Joan Schultheisz:

Questions for My Heart Surgeon

So, as consumers (patients, referring physicians, etc), these are the questions you have to ask of the surgeon/surgical team.

1. How many of these procedures have you done?

2. How long have been doing them?

3. What alternative procedures exist if the minimally invasive procedure fails?

4. Is the team comfortable performing these procedures?

5. What measures are used for pain relief?

Heart Surgery Services

Dr. Jai Raman has performed nearly 2,500 heart surgeries and more than 700 thoracic operations. Dr. Raman’s  surgical expertise encompasses a wide range of cardiac and thoracic procedures. He has particular skill in complex, high-risk cardiac surgeries. Our specific heart surgery services include: Surgery for Heart Failure Arterial Grafting in Coronary Artery Surgery Surgical Treatment of(…)

Mini-Maze Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

What is Mini-Maze Surgery? If conservative treatment options are unsuccessful in treating your Atrial fibrillation and you are a candidate for the procedure, your surgeon may recommend a surgery called Mini-Maze. Most atrial fibrillation patients have good results from medication and lifestyle changes. However, some patients are unable to tolerate the side effects of the medications(…)

Hibiclens Patient Showering Instructions

Showering Instructions for Hibiclens Patients The entire body, including your hair and scalp, should be washed.  Do this at home both the night before and the morning of your operation.  You will need a total of eight ounces of liquid soap. First shower (the night before surgery) Wet your body, including hair and scalp, with warm(…)

Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy

A Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove a lobe in the lungs. Instead of the standard open procedure that requires a long incision and the spreading of the ribs, a VATS Lobectomy uses a small scope and tiny surgical instruments inserted through small incisions. This procedure is not for every patient(…)