Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital Mount Sinai

 

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Hi my name is Catherine Bingham, I am one of the nurse practitioners at Mount Sinai Heart. I am going to discuss the consultation process.

 

When you are ready to come in to Mount Sinai Heart to discuss the possibility of having mitral valve surgery with Dr. Adams or one of our other surgeons, please call us at 212 659-6820 to schedule a consultation.

 

Prior to coming to the consultation, as his assistant will tell you, it is important that we have copies of your most recent echocardiogram including both either a CD or a VHS tape, preferably CD, and a hard copy report of the echocardiogram. In addition, if you have had a cardiac catheterization, we also need the CD and hard copy report of that as well. The nurse practitioners review all of the consultation charts one to two days before the consultation date. It is important that those materials be in your chart at that time in order to stay on schedule for your consultation.

 

The day of the consultation, we will ask you to come to GP2W which is the Guggenheim Pavilion 2 West. At the reception desk, you will be handed some forms to fill out. We will ask for a copy of your insurance card, which will go in your file. At that time, you will meet with one of the nurse practitioners, myself, or Joel, or Edith and we will do a history and physical exam. That portion should take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. At that time, we will be asking for the current medications that you are taking, as well as dosages; so if that is something that is difficult for you to remember, please bring a list. And after that portion, after we meet with you, you will be ready to meet with Dr. Adams. Dr. Adams will review your echocardiogram film with you and will develop a plan of care that is appropriate for your condition. Many patients find it helpful to bring a list of questions with them and to bring a notepad and pen to take notes during the consultation.

 

The consultation with Dr. Adams can last anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, so you should prepare to be here for well over an hour, if not close to two hours.

 

After you have met with Dr. Adams, if you are ready to schedule surgery, you will stop right outside the door and meet with his receptionist who will schedule a date for you. Then you will walk down the hall and meet with our admissions coordinator, Terry King, who will schedule you for preadmission testing. Terry will also give you other information about hotels to stay in if that is something that might be necessary for you or a family member the night before surgery and/or any medication restrictions that you might have before surgery. Most of our patients are admitted to the hospital the day of surgery, that morning of surgery; and so, pre-admission testing is done a week to two before the actual surgery and does not require an overnight stay.

When you are ready to discuss the possibility of having your mitral valve surgery with Dr. Adams or one of our other surgeons at Mount Sinai please call us at 212-659-6820 to schedule a consultation. Prior to meeting with Dr. Adams, it is important that we have copies of your most recent echocardiogram including both the CD or VHS tape, and a hard copy report of the findings. If you have had a cardiac catheterization we need the CD and hard copy report of those findings as well. The nurse practitioners review the consultation charts 1-2 days before the consultation date and it is important that we have those materials in advance in order to stay on schedule for your consultation.

 

The day of the consultation, you will come to GP2W, which is the Guggenheim Pavilion 2 West, right inside the 1190 Fifth Avenue entrance. At the reception desk, you will be asked to fill out some forms and our receptionist will make a copy of your insurance card for our files. Then, you will meet with one of the nurse practitioners who will conduct a history and physical examination. This should take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. We will ask you what medications, including dosages, you are currently taking, so if that is something that is difficult for you to remember please bring a list.

 

Next, you will be ready to meet with Dr. Adams. Dr. Adams will review your echocardiogram film, discuss treatment options, and develop a plan of care that is appropriate for your condition. Some patients find it helpful to bring a list of questions with them and to take notes during the consultation. The consultation with Dr. Adams can last anywhere from 20-40 minutes so you should prepare to be here for well over an hour if not close to 2 hours.

 

After you have met with Dr. Adams and if you are ready to schedule surgery, you will meet with his receptionist who will schedule a surgical date for you. Then you will meet with our admissions coordinator, Terry King, who will schedule you for preadmission testing. Most of our patients are admitted to the hospital the morning of surgery, and so pre-admission testing is done a week or two before the actual surgery and does not require an overnight stay. Terry will also give you other information, any medication restrictions that you might have before surgery as well as information about local hotels to stay in if that is something that might be necessary for you or family members the night before surgery.

 

Page Created: Thursday, 19 March 2009

Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

 

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