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​Granville's Heart Story

Mar 3, 2020

Granville Dobson, aortic disease patient, Florida Medical Center

Dobson portraitIn health, nothing is routine

During a routine check-up at the family doctor, Granville Dobson discovered he had a life-threatening aortic aneurysm in his chest and abdominal cavity. His doctor immediately referred him to an aortic disease specialist at Florida Medical Center.

“We knew right away it was life-threatening,” Granville said. “All I could think about was wanting to be around to spend many more years with my wife, daughter, and two grandsons.”

Diagnosis to treatment, quickly

Granville received fast treatment from an aortic aneurysm repair specialist at Florida Medical Center’s Aortic Disease Institute. Beyond the treatment, what he appreciated most was how the doctor made him feel at ease.

“I knew I was in good hands from the minute I met the doctor,” he said. “His passion and sub-specialty was caring for patients with aortic diseases and aortic aneurysms, and before I even went in for surgery, I felt confident the team could mend my heart and extend my life.”

When Granville speaks of the care that he received, it’s rarely about individuals. He was struck by the team approach that he witnessed, something that Florida Medical Center takes very seriously.

A new lease on life

After a successful surgery, Granville spent a week recovering at Florida Medical Center. “I thank God and Florida Medical Center for saving my life,” he said. “Today, I feel better than ever and my heart has a new lease on life.”

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