Items Tagged ‘surgeon’

July 20, 2016

Emergency Appendectomy

By elliottchang elliottchang

An emergency appendectomy was performed on me on Saturday, 7/9/16 at your Santa Monica hospital location. I have to say, from check-in to check-out, my entire experience was extraordinary. I wish I could remember the names of all the outstanding men and women who helped me, but everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, was fantastic. […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr. Michael Yeh, emergency appendectomy, emergency room, ER physician, patient stories, surgeon, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


To operate or not to operate: a serious question with no clear answers

May 24, 2016

To operate or not to operate: a serious question with no clear answers

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

  What goes into a surgeon’s decision to operate — or to recommend an alternative treatment option? Two UCLA-led studies published online May 18 by the peer-reviewed Annals of Surgery sought to answer that question. The upshot is:  It might depend as much on how surgeons perceive the world as it does on the patient’s […]

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Tags: alternative treatment, appendicitis, bowel obstruction, Dr. Greg Sacks, gastrointestinal bleeding, general surgery residency, surgeon, surgery, surgical risk calculator