Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Education at Shipley
We're so glad you chose Shipley Cardiothoracic Center for your surgery.
The team at Shipley Cardiothoracic Center would like to help you get ready for surgery. View our Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Patient Education Videos to reduce the risk of complications.
Shipley Cardiothoracic Center
9981 S HealthPark Dr, Suite 156 Fort Myers, FL 33908Fax: (239) 343-6342
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
The team at Shipley is here to help you understand and treat your atrial fibrillation (AFib). Learn more here!
Diabetes and Heart Surgery
If you're diabetic and need heart surgery, the team at Shipley Cardiothoracic would like to help you get ready for surgery.
Getting Ready for Heart Surgery: Smoking
The most critical thing you could do that will influence your surgical outcome is to quit smoking. It's critical that you do this as soon as you know you're going to have surgery. Learn more here!
How to use the Incentive Spirometer
Watch a full tutorial here on how to use the Incentive Spirometer.
Important Things to Manage Before Surgery
The team at Shipley would like to help you be well prepared for your upcoming surgery and offers these four tips as you get ready.
Navigating the Emotional Effects of Heart Disease
Have you recently discovered that you have a serious heart problem? Have you felt on edge or excessively worried, easily angered or just scared to do anything ever since? This video was made just for you. It’s our hope it will help you understand why you are feeling this way and what you can do about it.
TAVR vs Surgical Valve Replacement
Learn more here about TAVR vs Surgical Valve Replacement with Dr. DeFrain.
After Your MAZE Procedure
Here are a few things you need to remember now that you have had a Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation. These are the important things to remember once you get home. Learn more here!
Cardiac Rehabilitation After Surgery
It is important to have cardiac rehabilitation after surgery to ensure a strong, and successful recovery. At Shipley, our therapists provider state-of-the-art techniques to get you back to being your healthy self.
LAA Clip Post-Operative Instructions
While blood-thinning medications are a common preventive approach for AFib, there's an alternative called the Left Atrial Appendage device, or "the clip," which is a minimally invasive procedure that helps prevent clots and strokes. Learn more here.
Here are a few things you need to remember about the importance of mobility now that you have had your surgery. Rehabilitation will be a key factor in making your recovery as seamless as possible.
Once You Get Home After Surgery
The team at Shipley wants to help answer some questions you might have about once you get home after your surgery.
Pharmacy Program: Common Heart Medications
Before taking any medications make sure you understand what it is and how it will effect your heart health. The Meds to Beds program is here to help prepare your medication. Learn more from Shipley Cardiothoracic Center.
Post- Operative Extubation
Here at Shipley we want you you to be as prepared coming out of surgery as you are going into surgery. Learn more here about what to expect during your time in the ICU.
Taking Care of the Cardiac Patient at Home
Coming home after being in the hospital can be stressful. Learn more here about how you should be aware of some of the issues you may face as a caregiver.
What to Expect After Open Heart Surgery
Here at Shipley, we want to make sure you have a good idea about what to expect after you have your open-heart surgery. Once your surgery is done, your recovery journey begins.
What You Need to Know After Surgery
Here are six things that we would like you to know after your surgery is completed at Shipley Cardiothoracic Center.