Dr Oz: Surgeon Oz Reality Show
Patients cope with physical and emotional components when they find themselves in the hospital. Dr Oz shared a story of strength from the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital.
He visited the emergency room and interacted with patients and colleagues. Cardiac surgery fellow Jason Glotzbach called Doctor Oz a tough teacher. Cameras also followed Dr Oz schoolteacher and mother Doris Corona, who was diagnosed with a damaged Mitral Valve.
Dr Oz: Hospital Diagnosis
Physician assistant Laura Altman gave Dr Oz an update on Doris’s case, which included shortness of breath from simple activities, even though she is just 42 years old. He spoke with Doris and her husband, explaining that she has thicker valves than the average person.
Her husband Raymund was alarmed that his wife needed to have surgery to correct this problem. The echo test performed on Doris found pressure in her lungs were five times a normal reading. Dr Oz was amazed that she could breathe.
Dr Oz: Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery
He used a model to show how he would replace the valve deep inside her heart to correct this problem. Then cameras followed him into the operating room, where he was surprised at what he found during the operation.
Her mitral valve looked like a fatty piece of raw steak. Her family sat in the waiting room during the operation, hoping for the best. Back in the studio, Dr Oz explained that we can all learn from Doris, who spotted the signs of an emergency.
Dr Oz: Cardiac Emergency Warning Signs
- Shortness of Breath
- Chest Discomfort
- Feeling Tired and Lightheaded
Dr Oz said remembering these Cardiac Emergency warning signs could save a life.
Dr Oz: Surgeon Oz Review
For more real life stories like this one, you can follow the cameras on Dr Oz’s reality show, Surgeon Oz, coming to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, beginning Thursday, October 23.