As a child, Dr. Younes was sick and was constantly in the hospital. During one of his stays, Dr. Younes admired his physicians and was inspired by their ability to make patients feel better. After experiencing firsthand how a physician could change people’s lives for the better, Dr. Younes knew he wanted to be a physician.
Years into his medical education, Dr. Younes experienced the sudden and traumatic death of his father. His father died due to an unexpected heart attack. At the time, Dr. Younes knew that the heart attack could have been prevented if his father’s health was checked regularly. Dr. Younes chose to honor his father by dedicating his career to cardiology and prevention.
When choosing a sub-specialty, Dr. Younes chose interventional cardiology because of its potentially vast impact of the quality of life.
As an interventional cardiologist at FCCI, Dr. Younes specializes:
- percutaneous coronary interventions
- endovascular procedures leading to limb salvage
- pulmonary embolisms
- catheter based treatments
- venous disease management
- IVC filter retrieval
- carotid artery interventions
- renal artery stenosis
- aortic stenosis management with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- patent foramen ovale (PFO)
- atrial septal defect (ASD) closure.
Dr. Younes recalls one particular patient where he experienced the true impact he was able to have on not just the patient, but her family.
Dr. Younes was called to evaluate a young, pregnant woman with twins in the intensive care unit. The woman was suffering from a life-threatening blood clot that went to her lungs, causing her to be in shock. Dr. Younes was able to extract the blood clot in the cath lab. He saved her and her twins’ lives. “It was the happiest moment in my career; when I saw her walking to my clinic on a later follow up, visiting with both of her babies.”