"I was extremely impressed with every aspect of my care"

Jerry Molnar is a careful, thoughtful person when it comes to important life decisions. “When I learned I needed a new aortic heart valve, I was apprehensive and thought it best to consult surgical teams from at least two respected healthcare systems,” he recalls.Jerry Molnar is a careful, thoughtful person when it comes to important life decisions. “When I learned I needed a new aortic heart valve, I was apprehensive and thought it best to consult surgical teams from at least two respected healthcare systems,” he recalls.

“My first consultation was with Gundersen cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Prem Rabindra. I was impressed with the thorough description he provided of the procedure. He presented physical models of my valve options—a tissue or mechanical valve—discussed the pros and cons of each and encouraged me to make my choice in a personal and objective manner,” says Jerry.

“Dr. Rabindra clearly described the nature of the procedure, inherent risks and the value of post-operative rehabilitation and care. Most importantly, it was apparent my outcome was important to them,” he adds.

Jerry’s second opinion confirmed his first choice. He immediately contacted Gundersen to schedule surgery.

“During surgery, my wife was given frequent progress updates. Even after surgery, Dr. Rabindra remained personally involved, monitoring my condition. He made time to visit, answer questions and demonstrate his concern,” Jerry recounts of his time at Gundersen. “From the pre-op education through my post-operative care, I was extremely impressed with every aspect of my care.”

Jerry sums up his experience, “The mark of a true leader is a person who lives his principles and is able to develop and motivate a great team. Dr. Rabindra certainly fits this description. There is no way to express my gratitude for the care and compassion I experienced. Thank you very much.”

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