Choosing the right surgeon and team matter.
While surgeons get the bulk of the credit for a successful procedure, they are usually quick to point out that they are dependent upon an entire team of professionals who all have a hand in creating successful outcomes. One such surgeon is Dr. James Tubb, a cardiovascular-thoracic surgeon practicing at East Jefferson General Hospital. During a career that began more than 30 years ago, Dr. Tubb has performed thousands of bypass procedures. He has watched it grow from a seldom used "open heart surgery" to something that has become a primary weapon in our fight against heart disease. He has been a key figure in the hospital's growing reputation in this area. Dr. Tubb on EJGH surgical excellence, "Surgery is never something to be taken lightly. We work hard to find non-surgical means of treating our patients, but I am proud of the quality, and consistency, of care we provide our bypass patients." Dr. Tubb believes experience plays a key role in EJGH's surgical success, "As a hospital, we average one bypass every other day and perform other cardiac procedures on a daily basis. That experience is important in keeping surgeons and the entire surgical team at their best."