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Meet the faces of Riverside Medical Center

Patient Story, Rush-Riverside Center for Heart & Vascular Excellence

Lyle – 79 years old. Dwight, Illinois. Retired farmer, husband and quadruple bypass surgery patient.

Riverside: What led you to seek care at Riverside?

Lyle: I had shortness of breath and my throat was burning. My wife’s doctor sent me to Riverside’s emergency room for an angiogram and other tests. Later that week, I had a quadruple bypass surgery performed by Philip Alexander, M.D.

Riverside: How was your experience at Riverside?

Lyle: The doctors and nurses are great. I came to Riverside for therapy after surgery and everything has worked out right. I had a monitor put on and now exercise every day. I’ve lost weight since the surgery and feel good overall.

Riverside: Do you feel you received the most advanced treatment options?

Lyle: Yes. Since the doctors were able to perform the procedure “in time” there was no damage to my heart. I have no regrets about coming to Riverside.