“What really sets us apart is the attention and service we pay to our patients and their families—as well as our ability to deliver comprehensive, compassionate and quality care,” Dr. Scheinerman said. "This dedication is why our cardiac programs are consistently recognized nationally for excellence in quality and outcomes."
Katina couldn’t agree more. She was most impressed with the time he took to explain the procedure before she underwent surgery.
He didn’t just talk her through the procedure, he walked her through it: “Dr. Scheinerman carefully explained what would be happening during my surgery,” she said. “He even took a conference call from my son who lives in North Carolina so he could be in on the whole thing, too.” Those two above-and-beyond steps stood out to Katina and put her mind at ease before her bypass surgery.
After her procedure, that high quality of care continued. Katina said that Dr. Scheinerman came to check on her twice a day, every day.
“He was really on the case,” she said. “He and his team were always coming in, asking how I was and checking on me. And they didn’t just focus on the physical. They also made sure I was OK psychologically, too. The entire care team was just wonderful. I can’t say enough good things.”
Today, after finishing cardiac rehab, Katina is feeling like herself again. She is back to work and working out regularly at the gym—even back to her normal speed and elevation on the treadmill. But, most importantly, she is looking forward to enjoying life with her family. She and her husband are about to embark on an anniversary trip to Italy, including a much-anticipated visit to Sicily.
“We’re flying into Venice and then into Palermo,” she said. “Italy is such a beautiful place. I’m really looking forward to all the sites. And I’m also looking forward to the food. I hear it is fabulous—and heart-healthy, too.”
But Katina said she is most grateful that Dr. Scheinerman and the team at Lenox Hill Heart & Lung have spared her from worry about her health. She said, by taking the time to explain every aspect of her surgery and recovery, they lifted a burden from her shoulders.
“He’s just aces in my book,” she said. “It’s so nice to be able to just enjoy life with my husband and family, and not have to worry. That’s the best gift you can give someone.”