John C. Lin, MD
Robert Stewart, MD
Heidi J. Reich, MD
Leheb H. Araim, MD, FACS, FACC
Jeremy J. Song, MD
Ramesh B. Pamula, MD
Lisa Wilkins, FNP-C
Alexander Calkins, NP
Ashley Bowers, NP
Jacqueline L. Gomez
Quality medical care requires an experienced team of highly trained, very qualified professionals. We stay in close communication with you – and with one another – from your first visit with us through surgery and follow-up. Your care team includes you and your family. We’ll help you take an active role by:
- Explaining the condition in a way you can understand
- Describing all your treatment options, including the risks and benefits
- Explaining what happens before, during, and after each treatment
- Answering all your questions
I have thanked you in-person, but I want you to know how deeply I appreciate your treatment of me. I know that doing a great surgical job is a part of your DNA, but in addition to that, you are a kind person.
Probably the highest compliment comes from my wife May, who is also a patient of Dr. Mouanoutoua because of a serious problem with her mitral valve. She says, “I hope Dr. Reich is around if I need to have surgery”.
You are a wonderful person and surgeon.
I would be glad to talk to anyone who is fence-straddling on having needed surgery, or just needs a person to talk with about the process. I am thoroughly convinced that my friend, who had the quadruple CABG, was activated to have the surgery after talking to me.
As we said upon parting, I am yours for life.
On April 10, 2017 Dr. Khwaja performed open heart surgery on me while I was 29 weeks pregnant! He made me feel confident about the surgery, being I’d never undergone any surgery before. This man saved my life! I carried full term and had my son completely natural, and I couldn’t thank him enough! He was always available whenever I had any concerns. HE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST!
Dr. Stewart performed an emergent and complicated repair of my mitral valve. He explained everything about the procedure; was straightforward, thorough and kind. He has a fantastic bedside manner and made me feel at ease. Dr. Stewart made the best clinical choice for my specific diagnosis. Fresno Community Hospital cardiac nurses and other hospital staff gave me excellent care and were very kind.
Without a doubt Dr. Khwaja is the finest surgeon and is truly a compassionate individual. My care under his direction is second to none. Would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a surgeon.
Dr Khwaja is a global class surgeon that is extremely talented and skilled craftsman for surgery! He pulled off miracle surgery that Stanford said could not be done. Dr Khwaja is the best of the best!
Dr. Khwaja performed a triple bypass on me 10 November 2006 at the Fresno Heart Hospital. I still to this day feel that if Dr. Khwaja had not been on duty/call the night of my heart attack I would not be here today. I go to see doctor Khwaja every year on 10 November to thank him for being there for me in my time of need. Dr, Khwaja is a blessing to our community.
Dr. Khwaja and his team have been very helpful throughout my surgical process. The thought of having surgery can be frightening and stressful. For that reason, I am so grateful that Dr. Khwaja was always willing to spend time to answer my questions and thoroughly explain the procedure, in turn giving me peace of mind. Thank you, Dr. Khwaja and staff,
for all that you do!
I met Dr. Lin in October 2016 at age of 46. I needed a mitral valve replacement and I needed it now! I’d had endocarditis since February of the same year. Three long-term stays before I actually got to Fresno Heart Hospital and met Dr. Lin. This man saved my life! He also renewed my belief in the medical system. It is because Dr. Lin that I am here today.