Meet Charles

Vascular Testimonial

“They called me their ‘miracle patient,’ but South Nassau saved my life.”

NAME: Charles B.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Meet Charles B., 73, of Lynbrook, NY

In July 2014, I collapsed and was rushed to South Nassau’s emergency room. While in the ER, my wife was informed that I needed emergency surgery to repair a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. I was bleeding internally and was given a 5 percent chance of survival.

I spent four months in rehabilitation. I’ve had a few setbacks since then and it’s been a long recovery process, but I’m getting stronger every day. South Nassau’s vascular team is fantastic.

The surgeons and nurses tell me I’m their miracle patient, but if it wasn’t for their experience, teamwork and quick decisions, I wouldn’t be alive today.

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