Desperate Mom Seeks Alternative Surgery

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    I couldn't get the video to play, xotoxi. I have that problem with CNN's site alot. What's this chick's deal? She wants a "bloodless surgery"? WTF is that?
     
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    its a relatively new concept....jw's have an interest in it.....it is what it says...surgery without blood meaning no blood is given and little blood is lost
     
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    Are they using lasers rather than scapels or something? I wish the damned video would play....
     
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    You just have to wait a long time for the video starts to play. It took about 2 minutes for it to start for me.
     
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    She can't pay for "special" surgery?

    She can get the same results (save for her personal problems with the procedure) from a regular surgery?

    She can get in line.
     
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    Probably the child has a congenital heart malformation...maybe a hole between the ventricles.

    And probably the procedure that they will pay for is an open procedure which can be bloody. And the procedure which they don't pay for is done with catheters so there is less cutting.

    Everyone would prefer the second...but if your insurance doesn't pay for it, and you can't afford it, then you can't have it done.

    (That's just a guess as to what the patient's surgical problem is)
     
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    You are probably right. I just got off of Peds and my inpatient part of the rotation was with the cardiopulm team which means all the patients were s/p glenn, fontane, and norwalk procedures and then CF patients (for the pulm).

    Even after doing that for three weeks, I still have only a vague grasp of the vast number of CHDs and how to fix them.
     

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