Children's of Alabama HomeChildofChildrens_logo
  Find a Story

Open heart surgery
Stephanie Williams

My name is Stephanie Williams. I am a former patient of the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. I was treated there in 1977. I had open heart surgery and I also had tests off and on such as catherizations and balloons done there when needed. At the time I was a patient I went by my maiden name Stephanie Lynn Lemaster. I can still remember when I had some of my test there. Everyone was great and I made friends there with other patients. I sometimes wonder how they are doing. I still have to visit my heart doctor once a year because I have a leaking valve (which is severe), but we are just keeping an eye on it right now, but eventually something will have to be done.

I have really enjoyed writing this. The doctors that did my heart surgery were Dr. Bargeron and Dr. Pacifico.
More survivor stories
©1996-2014 Children's of Alabama • 1600 7th Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35233 • 205-638-9100
The information/stories contained on this site are the property of Children's Hospital of Alabama (Children's of Alabama) and cannot be reprinted, republished or otherwise disseminated without the express permission of Children's of Alabama Corporate Communications, subsequent to approval by the patient, patient parents or guardian.