“Robotic surgery is incredibly complex, but I work hard to make it clear and understandable to my patients and their families. I have found online channels, including Twitter and YouTube, to be excellent vehicles for patient education. I have even posted a video of a fully endoscopic mitral valve repair to help people gain a better understanding of how it works and what to expect.
“When a patient is preparing for heart surgery, there can be an overwhelming amount of information to process. I understand that people may not fully absorb all the details during an office visit. By providing additional resources in everyday language, I hope to provide the detailed information they need and want to know so they will feel better prepared and confident about a procedure and the recovery. I also give every patient my email address and cell phone number so that they can reach me if they have a question.”
Guy, MD, MBA, T. Sloane
"The Surgeon Speaks,"
Jefferson Surgical Solutions: Vol. 14:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/jss/vol14/iss2/2