Frank's cardiologist called Dr. Oz, telling him Frank needed to have open-heart surgery. "Normally someone like Frank—'three months ago Frank'—would have had heart surgery. I would have operated on Frank. He was a diabetic, he was hypertensive, he had high cholesterol. I didn't trust he would take care of those risk factors. So I knew the odds were so strong he would have a heart attack and die. I couldn't afford to let it go any further."
Now that Frank has a healthier lifestyle, Dr. Oz advised the cardiologist not to do the open-heart surgery and instead implant a stent to keep the blocked arteries open.