St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
1100 West Stewart Dr, Orange, CA 92868714.633.9111
About Us News Room Careers Contact Us
Find St. Joseph Hospital Services Our Doctors Our Services For Patients For Visitors For Community
Heart and Vascular Center
About Us
Outcomes
Clinical Trials and Research Program
How to Contact Us
Our Achievements
Our Experts
Our Facilities
Patient Testimonials
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Our Experts
Our Outcomes
Bacterial Endocarditis
Diagnosis
Patient and Family Resources
Patient Testimonial
Specific Congenital Cardiovascular Defects
Symptoms
Treatment
Cardiac Receiving Center
Clinical Trials and Research Program
The Center for Heart and Vascular Wellness and Prevention
About Us
Our Experts
The Dick Butkus Heart and Vascular Screening Program
The Women's Heart Center
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Diagnostic Services
Angiogram
Cardiovascular CT
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac MRI
Echocardiogram
Stress Test / Treadmill
Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
Electrophysiology Test (EP)
Endomyocardial Biopsy
Holter Monitor
Nuclear Studies
Tilt Table
Heart and Vascular Diseases
Arrhythmia
Aneurysm
Angina
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiomyopathy
Chest Pain
Claudication
Congenital Heart Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Diabetes
Endocarditis
Hypertension
Heart Attack
Heart Disease Risk Factors
Heart Failure
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Sinus Bradycardia
Ventricular Tachycardia
Heart Failure Program
Our Experts
Our Outcomes
Patient and Family Resources
Diagnosis
Treatment
Interventional Radiology
Our Experts
Our Outcomes
Patient and Family Resources
Interventional Radiology Procedures
Open Heart Surgery
Our Experts
Our Outcomes
Patient and Family Resources
Specific Cardiac Defects
Diagnosis
Preparing for Surgery
The Day of Surgery
Activity after Surgery
Preparing for Home - Discharge Teaching
Screening Programs
Valve Heart Center
Our Experts
Our Outcomes
Specific Cardiac Defects
Diagnosis
Treatment
Vascular Care
Our Experts
Our Screening Program
Specific Vascular Defects
Glossary of Terms
Women's Heart Center
About the Women's Heart Center
Our Experts
Risk Factors for Women
EBCT
Screening Program

Share this page:

Facebook
Twitter
Google +

Patient Testimonial

Brent Weinberg’s Story

"Having previously undergone six open-heart surgeries, I wasn't expecting too many differences during lucky number seven, although the location changed and the doctor line-up was different.

"A month earlier, I had an angiogram. The results led to the conclusion that surgery would need to be performed within the calendar year. I was promptly set-up with my surgeon-to-be, and I was very confident in him after we met.

"During the hospital pre-op appointment I quickly knocked out the required chest x-ray and blood draws. The hospital staff did a phenomenal job of educating me on my condition, what the current procedure was going to correct, what past procedures had corrected, and the future prognosis of my condition. They walked me through the recovery process, literally, as I toured the main entrance to the hospital, the pre-op area, intensive care, and the cardio-renal floor. They even discussed hotel options for my mother, who flew out to be with me. After spending 3.5 hours at the hospital, I felt in control of the situation, which relieved any remaining stress I may have had.

"On surgery day, everything went just as discussed. Later that day when I woke up from surgery I felt great, relatively speaking. That was a surprise because usually coming out of heart surgery I felt like a train wreck. The surgery went very smoothly and while recovery was tough, it wasn't the same degree as I had experienced in the past.

"I saw both the surgeon and cardiologist regularly throughout my week of recovery in the hospital. When it was time to check out I felt good; I didn't feel rushed or hurried to leave the hospital. The medical team helped me to understand my limitations and when the limitations would be lifted as well as any symptoms to watch for during my recovery at home.

"For any patients dealing with members of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at St. Joseph Hospital I would tell them that they will definitely receive excellent care from confident and knowledgeable medical professionals who are on the leading edge. Every step of my open-heart experience, from diagnosis, to pre-op, during surgery, and post-op, the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program team at St. Joseph Hospital took excellent care of me. "