It’s terrifying to be told there’s something wrong with your heart. It’s even more frightening when that broken heart requires surgery to fix. If you are, in fact, confronted with a scary diagnosis, you’ll want to know that you have a top-notch doctor who considers compassion to be her greatest attribute. You’ll want to know that Cardiothoracic Surgeon Molly Schultheis, MD is on the case.
Dr. Schultheis, who joined the Englewood Health team in 2019, has quickly made a name for herself in Bergen County as a leading expert in the care of patients with heart and lung diseases that require surgery. In her training, Dr. Schultheis “was fortunate to gain experience treating a wide range of complex diseases and difficult cases, including patients with co-existing conditions, advanced age and those who required multiple procedures.” Now Bergen County residents and Englewood Health patients are benefiting from her extensive experience and training.
Certified in general surgery and board eligible in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Schultheis also brings a knowledge of minimally invasive procedures like video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She is skilled in the placement of ventricular assist devices (VAD) to help patients who have weakened hearts or have experienced heart failure, and in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure that provides heart-lung bypass support outside the body of critically ill infants and babies. These cutting-edge technologies are game changers in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and care. More importantly, they are life-changers for patients, their families, and their friends.
But what truly sets Dr. Schultheis apart, in addition to her expertise and talent, is her consideration for her patients. Dr. Schultheis describes herself as “a very personal surgeon.” She treats each patient as a member of her family because she knows that they are a treasured member of someone else’s family. Her commitment to a patient’s care is far from simply clinical. She takes personal joy and satisfaction in watching a patient’s progress and improvement post-surgery.
If you or someone you love is experiencing troubling symptoms related to the heart or lungs, don’t wait to make an appointment with your doctor. Englewood Health is open for business during the COVID-19 pandemic and has put all necessary safety measures in place to ensure the health and protection of patients during their treatment. Your heart will be in good hands.
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