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When the Gastric Bypass Patient Shows Up

Patients who’ve undergone bariatric surgery sometimes present at emergency rooms far from their operating surgeon. The general surgeon on-call often manages these patients, with or without the help of the operating surgeon.

OnSurg thanks Dr Reynoso for offering to discuss this …

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When We Were Kings: Operating in Guatemala

Spent a sweaty week operating in a hilltop Hospital Nacional in Guatemala a while back.
A patient gave me a hat in thanks for her surgery. It’s a full-brimmed canvas safari number – I’m sure Hemingway shot a rhino in one. …

Feds Cut Medicaid Payments for Preventable Conditions

Treatment for conditions such as catheter-associated vascular infections, pressure ulcers, surgical site infections, providing the wrong surgery, wrong-patient surgery, or wrong surgical site will no longer be reimbursed by Medicaid, according to an article in ACS Surgery News – link …