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Reprimand or Full Inquiry: Bradenton Neurosurgeon Who Made Second ‘Hole in Head’ Error Must Decide

December 31, 2012

Study Says Surgeons Make Thousands of Critical Errors Each Year

A story in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that surgeons in the United States make thousands of “never event” errors every year. A “never event” is described as a medical mistake that should never happen — like an operation on the wrong person or a sponge being left inside a patient’s body. According to…

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February 16, 2012

More Non-board-certified Doctors Doing Cosmetic Surgery

The office is nice, the doctor is charming and there are impressive-looking certificates on the wall. Finally, you have decided to take the hard-earned money you’ve been saving to get the cosmetic surgery procedure you’ve always dreamed of. Since your doctor has offered the service, you just assume that he or she is a board-certified…

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October 27, 2010

Why it is Crucial to Seek a Second Opinion for Surgery

In the early 1980s, Dr. Thomas Graboys, a doctor at Harvard Medical School, was highly sought out for second options by patients across the United States who had been told they needed to undergo bypass surgery because they had a high risk of suffering a heart attack. Graboys often cited a study done by the…

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