Charlene, Walla Walla, WA
Charlene's physician referred her to Dr. Titus, a cardiologist in
Walla Walla, WA who determined that she needed valve
replacement surgery. A simple phone call to
Dr. Thomas Molloy in Portland, OR led to a prompt evaluation and
then heart surgery. Dr. Molloy was able to perform a
minimally-invasive robotic heart surgery which
helped Charlene return home from the hospital more quickly than a
standard open heart procedure.
As Charlene heads home to Walla Walla she can rest easy knowing
that the coordination of care from the Northwest Regional Heart
and Vascular will be there for her follow-up and future care.
Lewis Coleman, Portland, OR
Lewis Coleman chose Dr. Thomas Molloy and Northwest Regional
Heart and Vascular for his robotic heart surgery. Today his
quality of life has drastically improved and he credits Dr.
Molloy and his team for that change.
Lewis chose Dr. Tom Molloy and the
Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular because
they took the time to listen to him, discuss his concerns and
advise him on the best course of treatment. In the end Lewis and
Dr. Molloy chose robotic heart surgery because
of the benefits of the minimally invasive approach.
Just a few days after surgery Lewis was feeling much better than
before the surgery. Today he is headed back to work and is
feeling 20 years younger.
Wesley Rogers, Portland, OR
When Wesley Rogers' heart stopped it was the quick action
from the first responders and the coordination of care with
the Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular at Adventist
Medical Center that saved his life.
In a cardiac emergency every minute counts and dialing
9-1-1 is the quickest way to get help.
Learn more at http://nwregionalheart.com/healthy-hearts
Without warning, Wesley's heart stopped while he was at work.
By calling 9-1-1 immediately his coworkers quickly got him the
help he needed. It was the action of the first responders and
the coordinated care of the Northwest Regional Heart and
Vascular that saved Wesley's life.
Both Wesley and his doctors stress the importance of dialing
9-1-1 right away during a cardiac event. This is the quickest
way to get help and the best chance at saving valuable heart
Gammon, Portland, Or
"As a pilot being in optimal health is very important to me.
That's why when it came to my heart I chose the Northwest
Regional Heart and Vascular at Adventist Medical Center."
Barbara Wells, Happy Valley, OR
When Barbara Wells had trouble breathing she came to Adventist
Medical Center. Her doctors quickly determined that the problem
was with her heart. After deciding that she would need heart
surgery she discussed the option of robotic-assisted surgery with
Dr. Tom Molloy of Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular. Together
they decided that robotic surgery was the best option in her
case. Dr. Molloy has performed more than 3400 open heart
procedures and regularly performs robotic-assisted minimally
invasive hear surgery.
Barbara loves to tell people that she had heart surgery on
Tuesday and was home and feeling much better by Thursday. Barbara
has been so happy with her treatment that she decided to become a
volunteer at Adventist Medical Center. Today it's common to see
her smiling face walking the halls of the hospital providing
assistance to our other patients.