Dr. Surender R. Neravetla, MD, FACS is the director of cardiac surgery at Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio. Dr. Neravetla has performed nearly 10,000 cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeries since 1983 and is known for his expertise in beating-heart surgery, valve repairs, and minimally invasive lung resections. Indeed, this renowned heart surgeon has been recognized by the Consumer Research Council as one of “America's Top Surgeons.”
This Is Personal
Despite all his medical training and expertise regarding heart disease and his message about disease prevention, Dr. Neravetla’s own family was suffering the same ill health that has led so many patients tap to his surgical skills. “My father died of coronary artery disease at age 70,” says Dr. Neravetla. “He didn’t need to die.” A return to India ten years ago revealed that despite a vegetarian diet, most of Dr. Neravetla’s generation suffered from heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure. Medical assumptions notwithstanding, clearly animal fat was not the problem.
So Dr. Neravetla started reviewing the volumes of research out there and quickly realized that the health advice that people were being given was only part of the change they needed to make in order to stay healthy and avoid disease. Even physicians who should know better, Dr. Neravetla realized, aren’t following the basics of a healthy diet.
Before long, the cardiac surgeon who has always had an uncanny ability to translate medical concepts into everyday parlance had a new mission. He vowed to help the patients who entrust their lives to him, along with people across the world, to make healthy choices that will help them reduce their need for medications, as well as his services and those of his medical colleagues.
Join this Heart-Health Mission
You can become part of Dr. Neravetla's campaign to reduce salt consumption and increase health, longevity and overall wellbeing simply by putting down the salt shaker and avoiding salt-laden, processed or restaurant foods. To become more actively involved, please contact Dr. Neravetla directly so that he can personally welcome you to the team.