When Barbara Wells had trouble breathing she came to Adventist Medical Center. Her doctors quickly determined that the problem was with her heart. After deciding that she would need heart surgery she discussed the option of robotic-assisted surgery with Dr. Tom Molloy of Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular. Together they decided that robotic surgery was the best option in her case. Dr. Molloy has performed more than 3400 open heart procedures and regularly performs robotic-assisted minimally invasive heart surgery.

Barbara loves to tell people that she had heart surgery on Tuesday and was home and feeling much better by Thursday. Barbara has been so happy with her treatment that she decided to become a volunteer at Adventist Medical Center. Today it’s common to see her smiling face walking the halls of the hospital providing assistance to our other patients.