After being diagnosed with bronchitis by my PCP my breathing became worse, over the course of a few weeks. I couldn’t walk long distance without becoming short of breath, that’s when I was referred to Dr. Rubin when I was 20 weeks pregnant. I was scoped in the office and my airway was narrowed by 20-30% and was diagnosed with idiopathic subglottic tracheal stenosis.
Dr. Rubin wanted me to follow up in 1 month to re-evaluate my airway. In an one month time span I went from 20-30% narrowing to 50% narrowing. That’s when Dr. Rubin said we had to intervene. He was so compassionate, patient with me and my unborn child. He had to take me to the OR and dilate my trachea. He made sure he had all the staff in line from OB monitoring my unborn child, to the anesthesia and OR staff. Once he scoped me under anesthesia he realized this was serious because I was actually at 70% narrowing.
During the duration of my pregnancy I had in office scopes, dilations, laser, and numerous steroid injections. I was following up with Dr. Rubin almost every other week.
Each time I seen Dr. Rubin he was always so positive, compassionate with this rare issue during pregnancy. He made sure he scoped me before my delivery to make sure I could endure labor, he also had his staff check on me during my labor and was on call during my delivery.
Not only was he compassionate, kind and caring, his residents, and staff were as well. I can’t thank Dr. Rubin enough for always balancing the health and safety of myself and my unborn child!