Ratings for Dr. Junaid H. Khan
"He is very careful, conservative, & better than good. He is a perfectionist. He did not spend a lot of time with me at any time but he did a hard job perfect. It is what he calls a "redo". I had bypass surgery 15 years earlier. This will be my second time being opened & scar tissue can be tough to work with. His staff was always there. His staff is very smart & sympathetic & patient. I get the idea that it a "team" effort. To start with he said he'd go to a meeting where the decision would be made on how to proceed. They (not me) had 2 choices. Second: someone used the word "team". I HATE that word when Target or a fast food restaurant uses it. I think it is very appropriate with him. He had 4 or more nurses with us when he spoke with me & my wife. I asked what his statistics were & he replied that I had a 5% chance of death & an additional 7% chance of a complication (stroke, need another bypass - I presume as my artery may be damaged, etc). That is hard to swallow. He also said that I had a 50% chance of death in 12-18 months if I did not do it. Of course I was afraid & scared. He postponed my surgery when he didn't like one of my test results. My cardiologist said that some surgeons will not do a "redo" & some will try regardless & others have a lot of confidence in themselves. I believe that Dr. Khan has a lot of confidence in himself. If you are facing this surgery, you could be one of the unlucky ones. Of course if I was one of the unlucky ones, I wouldn't be completing this survey. I told my wife that unless there was gross negligence (like leaving a scissor inside of me), I did not want any lawsuit for a mistake. He is only human. I had confidence that I had the best possible & I was ready for the consequences. Last I want to talk about my original symptoms. I would wake up with a sharp mind. As the day would proceed I'd begin to lose my ability to focus my thinking. I also would have angina with maybe 5 blocks of walking. In my case my cardiologist said it "could" be due to my heart murmur (leaking heart valve). I was convinced that it was. As time passed my cardiologist came to side with me. Symptoms are not always the same & your symptoms could or even probably would be different. I am in week 3 after surgery tomorrow. I am walking at a fast (for my condition) pace up hills. Before surgery I positively would be feeling angina. I am angina free! To me, the results are everything. I was always comfortable with his staff. I saw them a lot in the hospital. They are INTERESTED & COMFORTING. I have a new lease on life. I can see me swimming again. I've been afraid to venture too far from shore as I had been afraid that angina may prevent me from swimming back to shore. I also see me riding a bicycle again. I would recommend Dr. Khan & his staff to anyone facing any kind of heart surgery. I will state it differently. I would go out of my way to have him be my surgeon. Just be prepared for the worst. I got as many of my affairs in order as I could. Fortunately I didn't need to." Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/06/2017
"Dr. Khan used port access to repair my leaky mitral valve. i'd never heard of the procedure; neither had doctors I know; that's how new this procedure is. But boy, is it great. My surgery was just three weeks ago. I'm already up and around: I'm going out, going to work, driving, riding a motor scooter, whatever. Friends who've had to have open-heart surgery, or who know others who've had the old-fashioned procedure, cannot believe how close to totally recovered I am. Of course, port access is not available for all kinds of cardiac surgery, and most surgeons don't know how to do it. Indeed, almost no other surgeons do it. I was referred to Dr. Khan purely by chance, but I am very glad I was" -- Clyde Leland, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 03/29/2017
Junaid Khan botched a mitral valve surgery on me a few years ago and left me disabled. He robbed me of what had been an active life, hiking, biking, swimming, surfing, working (shipwright). I can do none of that now, cannot even walk uphill, even a slight grade. When I went to his office after leaving the hospital (2 months stay) and asked him what had happened to me he just grinned, threw his hands up in the air and said, "You're in the hands of the cardiologist now." Khan is careless, indifferent, dangerous,
I was very hurt & disappointed in Dr. Khan. He saw my daughter, who had blood clots in both arms and neck. She was very ill due to taking chemo and he made her WAIT in his office for 2 HOURS until closing for the day. The last patient, even tho she had an appointment. Needless to say, I could not find one nice thing about him.
In 2007 Dr. Khan performed a mitral valve replacement surgery on me. Somehow during the surgery blood flow was blocked to two parts of my heart (left ventricle) and without oxygen the heart muscle died. Since the surgery I have been severly limited in my physical activity. I cannot work, hike, bike, swim, surf or do anything that demands physical exertion. My damaged heart cannot provide the blood flow and oxygen necessary. Dr Khan refuses to tell me what happened during the surgery to leave me in this disabled condition. Since there is no way known to grow new heart muscle I must live the rest of my life unable to do the things I used to do and loved.
Dr. Junaid H. Khan's Credentials
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- University Of California, Ucla School Of Medicine (Grad. 1989)
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