TulsaPeople Q&A: Dr. Hisashi Nikaidoh

A pediatric cardiac surgeon with a big heart



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Several decades ago you pioneered a special cardiac surgery — the Nikaidoh Procedure — that now bears your name. How did that come about?

The procedure does not have huge applicability, because there are not too many patients who truly need it. It’s for patients who have what is known as transposition, a congenital heart disease in which two great arteries — the aorta and the pulmonary artery — are coming out from the wrong ventricles. Today these are treated with an arterial switch operation, which is commonly practiced. But if someone has a small, narrow pulmonary valve, when we switch the artery this will become a small and narrow aortic valve, and they do not survive. So, some other operation is needed.

The Nikaidoh Procedure overcomes these problems?

I had to come up with an answer. If we cut the valve across into the hole between the two pumping chambers, then you have a huge opening, and we can move the aorta down into a new spot. A few weeks later I proposed that to a cardiologist in Dallas, who said it was very interesting, but that was it. Later he brought me a patient, a boy, in need of help. I talked to the family, and the parents asked if I had ever done this new procedure, and I said no. They asked if I thought it was a better operation, and I said yes. That boy is now well past 30 years old.

We saw that the aortic valve can be freed up all the way around and can be moved to a new position to make a direct connection from the left ventricle to the aorta, which did not exist until this surgery was designed.

You became medical director of the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis in 2008. What attracted you to the role?

After working at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas for 31 years … I was looking for a job, and this place extended welcoming arms. I was truly blessed. It has been very productive, not only for the hospital but also for my own personal growth.

In what way?

I have far fewer limitations here. If I pray with a family during our meeting in my office, or in the pre-op waiting room, or in the operating room, I feel far less interference or complaints or anything like that. I feel far more comfortable living day to day what I truly believe.

Last fall you received a Children’s Miracle Achievement Award from the Children’s Miracle Network. Tell us about that.

When I received the award, I said that we cardiac surgeons, as much as people might think we are givers of care, are far more receivers of generosity and support. Otherwise, we cannot accomplish this work. The hospital supports us, donors support the program and parents hand over their most precious possessions, their children, to our care. So, we are the recipients of generosity, kindness and trust. And all of that will bring success. Any success people see in me is not what I have accomplished; it is an accumulation of all that people have given me.

What is your sense of Tulsa as a community?

When I was in Texas I felt very comfortable with the people in west Texas, but not necessarily Dallas. West Texans are sturdy, independent, self-respecting and caring among themselves. I really liked them, and I feel the same way here. The people here are similarly independent and self-respecting, and they care about their neighbors. I really like that. That’s another blessing. And the same can be said of the hospital.

With all you have achieved, do you still have goals left to accomplish?

In 2009 I reached my 50th year since graduating medical school. My classmates had a big party in Tokyo, and I planned to go but didn’t. Only two weeks before, I lost hearing in one ear during a mission trip to Honduras. But I sent a message to my classmates, saying there are a few things still to accomplish. One is that I would like to see this children’s hospital become stable and functional, but also set the rail and direction so it will go on after I go away.

My second dream is this Honduras mission. We found a group of physicians willing to have a children’s heart program. We found a cardiologist, and we have almost finished teaching a heart surgeon, a man who is finishing his training in Guatemala. We found a generous benefactor in Honduras to pay for his training. So, my hope is that in another year or two Honduras will have a viable pediatric cardiac surgery program.

My third goal is to finish the book, and to get it published. And a fourth goal is that I should be a little better husband to my wife. We have been married 33 years in January.

What qualities make a good doctor?

I wish I could say I always had them. I was indeed at one time selfish, looking at my own achievement being more important than other concerns. But the most important quality to be a good physician is to be a good person.

What makes a person good?

You have to have a caring heart. That word, “caring,” is important to me. Somebody asked me, “What would you like to have on your epitaph?” I said, “If somebody can put ‘he cared,’ then I will be grateful.”

Interview has been condensed and edited.

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Sponsor: Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
Telephone: 918-834-9900
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Opening to the public on Thursday, Nov. 16, the 110th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, “The Art of Oklahoma” celebrates the Museum’s outstanding and...

Cost: Free with admission

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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SWENext DesignLab is a half-day event on Saturday, January 27, for middle schoolers in grades 6-8 who want to experience the creative and innovative facets of engineering....

Cost: $5-$7

Where:
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center
6808 South 107th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers
Telephone: 630-305-0003
Contact Name: Jenny Balogh
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All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all 2017-18 ORU Athletics ticketed sports. ALL KIDS – IT’S FREE! is strictly a promotion. These tickets have no...

Cost: $12, $17, $22

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: Mabee Center
Telephone: 918-495-6000
Contact Name: Box Office
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Hear pieces by Bizet, Monteverdi, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, and Tobias Picker, Artistic Director of Tulsa Opera.

Cost: $12-$37

Where:
Van Trease PACE
10300 E 81st St
Tulsa, OK
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The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) hosts a Swing dance and lessons  The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) is the only UNESCO recognized dance organization in Oklahoma.  We are a 501c3...

Cost: $7

Where:
Community Center - South Minister Presby Church
3500 So Peoria
1/2 west of Peoria, on 35pl behind the church
Tulsa, OK  74102
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Sponsor: The Ok Swing Syndicate
Telephone: 918-450-691
Contact Name: Rita Robbins
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Dear Diary: Adults reading their teenage diaries Ok, So Tulsa Story Slam presents a show you will not want to miss. Local Tulsan's break out those embarrassing teenage diaries … in...

Cost: 12.00

Where:
Rabbit H
2504 E. 14th Pl.
#B
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Ok So Story Slam
Telephone: 918-264-9915
Contact Name: Ryan HOwell
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The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) continues its 2017-18 Season on Saturday, Jan. 27, with Masterworks II: Mozart & Mendelssohn, featuring Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz; Mozart’s...

Cost: $30-52

Where:
Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall
495 W. Dickson Street
Fayetteville, AR  72701
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Telephone: 479-443-5600
Contact Name: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas
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Making plans for this weekend? You can't do better than The Drunkard & The Olio at the historic Spotlight Theater. You know you've always wanted to go, and now's your chance. And if...

Cost: Adults $20, kids $12, seniors & military $17

Where:
Spotlight Theater
1381 Riverside Dr.
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Osage Casino Tulsa - NINE18 Bar
951 W 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Where:
Lot No. 6
1323 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Magoo's Billiards
5002 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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The Pit Stop
816 S Sheridan
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Tulsa Rugby Pitch
3772 Riverside Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Tulsa Rugby Pitch
3772 Riverside Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Yeti
417 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15

Where:
Woody Guthrie Center
102 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$20

Where:
The Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $24.50-$52.50

Where:
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK
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MUSED. Organization hosts an evening of poetry performance based on Maya Angelou's Phenomenal Women. Local women entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and artists read poems written by women.

Cost: $40

Where:
The Brooksider
1332 E 35th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
Cimarron Bar
2619 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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