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September, 2016

Rajeev underwent Bentall procedure under Dr. Adil Sadiq

I am Rajeev. I was born with a congenital defect in my heart known as the Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis in which two leaflets of the aortic valves in the heart are fused restricting proper blood flow in the heart. I have recently undergone a procedure called Bentall under Dr. Adil Sadiq at Sakra World Hospital for my condition. After many consultations with various doctors, I was told that my condition was a bit more complicated compared to the usual cases of Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis as it was not only my valves but also my aorta that was affected along with the root of the aorta and needed replacement.

In 2014 I was advised to undergo BAV (Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty) procedure, which would temporarily open my valves. I underwent the surgery but rather than improving, my situation started deteriorating after a few days in the hospital. I started feeling weaker and more tired. I started getting nausea, dizziness, and other symptoms. After consulting various doctors a friend recommended Dr. Adil Sadiq at Sakra world Hospital. I had heard a lot about him through various sources, therefore came for a consultation with him. When I met Dr. Adil with my reports, after a few essential investigations we got to know that my condition had worsened and needed immediate medical and surgical attention. The valves had shut down and were not working properly and the aorta could rupture any moment. To be sure I also took a second opinion from other doctors and after comparing Dr. Adil’s and the other doctors’ course of treatment, I chose to undergo the surgery under Dr. Adil as his option was much less invasive, less painful and would yield faster recovery.

On 16th October 2016, I got admitted at Sakra World Hospital and was prepared for surgery the next day. After 2 days in ICU and 4 days in the ward, I feel much better now. The best part of my treatment at Sakra has been that everything related to the surgery was well communicated to me and my family by the staff and the doctors. Every aspect of the surgery including – the procedure, duration, length of stay in hospital, prognosis, expenditure, and all the risks and potential complications were explained to me by the doctor before the surgery. Dr. Adil gave me a very clear picture of the exact problem I had and the procedure that he was going to perform.  

Even during the operation when there were more complications than expected, everything was explained to my family and their consent was taken when there was a need to use additional grafts. Post-surgery also the staff and doctors took good care of me with regular follow-up. Considering the kind of surgery it was, it is amazing to see the kind of recovery I am having.

Thank You

Rajeev

Treatment: Bentall Procedure

Name: Rajeev

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