Do This One Thing before a Medical Procedure

Playing Drs. Rx: Before a Surgery Know Your Options

If you are considering a medical procedure, know your options! ER physician Dr. Travis Stork talks to cardiac surgeon Dr. Joseph Sabik after he has performed a TAVR procedure, which is a nonsurgical alternative to open heart surgery for a patient in need of an aortic valve replacement

Watch: Non-Surgical Alternative for Open Heart Surgery

He explains it’s important to know about the different options, like in this case, for a patient in need of an aortic valve replacement, which is better, open heart surgery or a TAVR procedure? Ask your doctor if there are other options when they suggest surgery.

Watch: Final Moments of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Always ask and make sure you know your choices before agreeing to any major procedure or surgery.