When Heart Surgery is Personal | Meet Dr. Mark Galantowicz, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

When Heart Surgery is Personal | Meet Dr. Mark Galantowicz, Cardiothoracic Surgeon


As a surgeon most of the times that I
spend with them are often the most intense times because it’s the scariest
riskiest time. But that sort of sets the stage for them… everything else that goes on. About one out of a hundred children born have some form of heart abnormality and trying to improve their outcomes, especially their long-term outcomes, I mean it’s very personal and meeting with them prenatally it’s often about,
you know… what will our life be like, what will our child’s life be like. It becomes
very personal in a hurry and that’s why I think it’s very important for them to
really know what that could look like, know what the options are, know what the
impact is. And then really be side by side with them through that. You know
honestly the best part is when somebody like Knox’s parents, basically a baby who
parents were just petrified that they weren’t gonna have a normal life… in a
couple years, they send me a card and they share that the kid is just doing
all the normal things that a baby should do. That just is incredibly rewarding and
brings a smile to my face every time.

13 Replies to “When Heart Surgery is Personal | Meet Dr. Mark Galantowicz, Cardiothoracic Surgeon”

  1. May our loving God and Saviour Jesus Christ bless you Doctor and continue to use you for his awesome glory.

    I was also born with congenital heart disease. I have had three surgeries to correct it. Thank you my God and Saviour Jesus Christ for the life he has blessed me with.

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