View Full Version : A sad loss - Dr. Herkowitz

06-07-2013, 06:52 PM
This afternoon I received very sad news. My beloved spine surgeon Dr. Harry Herkowitz passed away from a massive heart attack. This is so shocking as he was so healthy, full of life, and gave the presence of invincibility. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his medical family. What a loss this is for his family, friends, and the medical community. He gave so much to us, his patients. I know he changed my life through my surgery and his compassionate care. RIP Dr. H

06-07-2013, 11:27 PM
Omg Shari I'm sorry

06-08-2013, 07:20 AM
I can only imagine how sad this is for his family and all of his patients. Our gifted, compassionate surgeons become our heroes and we are so thankful for their expertise to help us and others. What a loss!

06-08-2013, 08:35 AM
How very sad. :(

06-08-2013, 09:53 AM
Sometimes we think our beloved doctors will always be there for us, and we "forget" they are just as mortal as we are. This professions is a very high stress profession, it's too bad that his heart disease went undiagnosed. It's very sad. I'm sorry to hear this news.

06-08-2013, 07:46 PM
Thanks all. Everyone here always has such good thoughts. We do look at our surgeons as heroes, larger than life. That was a good way to sum that up. I was feeling such a loss, and that hit exactly what I was feeling, like he was my hero. Thanks!

06-08-2013, 08:49 PM
Our surgeon saved the lives of both my daughters. How do you thank someone for that? I will always be grateful to him.

06-08-2013, 10:20 PM
shari I could of said it better