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    Has anyone had heart surgery especially stents? either here in DR or other

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    I know Peter of PeterandAlex had stents successfully implanted in the DR. I havent been in contact with Peter for awile but will try and find out and have him post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybird View Post
    Has anyone had heart surgery especially stents? either here in DR or other
    According to the cunada who is a nurse at the Jose Maria Hospital here in Santiago a goup called "Corazones del Cibao" does them. They are located on the 4th floor of Las Clinicas Corominas. Call 809-580-1171 press 0 for the operator and ask for them.

    The process is called "catetarismo".


    Best of Luck

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    Just be aware that in US cardiac programs, about 3% of patients having a stent inserted have to have the procedure aborted and an emergency bypass performed. Be sure whoever is going to give you a stent has a full backup for a bypass procedure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hlywud View Post
    I know Peter of PeterandAlex had stents successfully implanted in the DR. I havent been in contact with Peter for awile but will try and find out and have him post.
    Thank you so much

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    Dr. Pedro Urena of the Abel Gonzalez Advanced Medicine Clinic on Avenida Lincoln in Santo Domingo performed an angioplasty and placed a stent in my heart in May of last year at Cedimat in the Plaza de la Salud. At the time, he advised me AGAINST having a medicine-coated stent implanted and recommended a regular one instead. His advice turned out to be right on the money given all the problems that have arisen with the coated stents. He trained under the same doctor in the internationally-known heart program at Miami's Jackson Memorial hospital that my cousin (a top-rated cardiologist/thorascic surgeon in south Florida) trained under. Pedro's probably the best qualified cardiologist in the DR. Subsequently, I've had no problems other than adjusting my meds by my regular cardiologist, Dr. Ivan Gonzalez at the Abel Gonzalez Clinic on Avenida Independencia. Contact DR. Gonzalez first and have him refer you to Dr. Urena.
    You can PM me for further info if you'd like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip00 View Post
    According to the cunada who is a nurse at the Jose Maria Hospital here in Santiago a goup called "Corazones del Cibao" does them. They are located on the 4th floor of Las Clinicas Corominas. Call 809-580-1171 press 0 for the operator and ask for them.

    The process is called "catetarismo".


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    Thanks Chip Ive just come out of that hospital I was transferred there from Bournigal in POP. The surgeon seems good Dr Jose Luciano. I need 4 stents my situation is critical and Im very sad as I dont really want to return to UK, but Ive had a pulmonary embolism which makes any surgery dangerous. The Dr said he advises me to return to the UK for the emergency treatment. Hes prepared a CD for the Dr there. The flight back will be risky - 10 hours, but the cost here will be around 600,000RD and I dont have enough cover on my insurance to do it here, but after talking to the DR. I can read between the lines about him not being keen to do it. Im stuck - catch 22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOWMAR View Post
    Just be aware that in US cardiac programs, about 3% of patients having a stent inserted have to have the procedure aborted and an emergency bypass performed. Be sure whoever is going to give you a stent has a full backup for a bypass procedure.
    Thats why I know it would be safer to go to UK, buts its hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybird View Post
    Thanks Chip Ive just come out of that hospital I was transferred there from Bournigal in POP. The surgeon seems good Dr Jose Luciano. I need 4 stents my situation is critical and Im very sad as I dont really want to return to UK, but Ive had a pulmonary embolism which makes any surgery dangerous. The Dr said he advises me to return to the UK for the emergency treatment. Hes prepared a CD for the Dr there. The flight back will be risky - 10 hours, but the cost here will be around 600,000RD and I dont have enough cover on my insurance to do it here, but after talking to the DR. I can read between the lines about him not being keen to do it. Im stuck - catch 22.
    Get ahold of Dr. Urena quick. Cedimat has probably the most advanced medicine and treatment in the country. His phone # is (809) 566-8000, cel # (809) 710-9655.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy B View Post
    Get ahold of Dr. Urena quick. Cedimat has probably the most advanced medicine and treatment in the country. His phone # is (809) 566-8000, cel # (809) 710-9655.
    Thank you Andy, I thought Id taken the best policy available here in preparation for a serious malady like this, but whoever would have expected something as expensive as this. I know I have to go back to the UK after talking to Dr Luciano but this is my home.

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