In his engaging manner, Dr. Veeragandham ordered several tests and was extremely thorough before deciding on a plan which included a contingency plan to repair the mitral valve. Personable, responsive, and admired by the hospital and skilled nursing facility staff and other doctors. He explained all options, precautions and made sure medications were up to date prior to, during and after surgery. The number of pills involved were mind boggling to someone who was not used to so many medications! We are blessed to have such a doctor in our community.