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Need Heart Surgery? How to Find the Best Hospital for You


Heart SurgeonWe are living in the age of consumer choice. Need a plumber? You can find ratings and referrals online. Want to buy a car? Check annual rankings. What do you do, though, when your doctor says you need heart surgery?

It’s important to learn as much as you can about the hospitals that offer the type of heart surgery you need, and about specialists among cardiac surgeons. Knowing what questions to ask and where to find the answers can help you make choices that will provide the best care for your needs.

To learn more, we talked with cardiac surgeon Faisal Bakaeen, MD. Check out the Q&A.