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     Man Has Wrong Organ Removed By Surgeons Who ‘Couldn’t Find’ His Appendix

     A Washington state man is suing the University of Washington (UW), after two UW surgeons failed to locate his appendix and instead removed part of his colon – leaving the man with a litany of medical problems.
     Attending physician Nidhi Udyavar was supposed to supervise surgeon-in-training, Paul Herman, as he performed an appendectomy on George Piano on December 6, 2022, according to Piano’s attorneys.
     But Piano alleges that the surgeons failed to locate the organ and botched the surgery to such a degree that he was left in an even worse condition.
     “When I woke up and came out of the drugs, I was in serious pain. Much worse than I had been in when I went to the hospital,” he told KIRO.
     “I was suffering from a leaking colon that created sepsis and infection. And I almost died from it.”
     The procedure was performed at the University of Washington Medical Center Northwest, in north Seattle.

     Two surgeons…and neither one could locate the human appendix? Might there be a problem with UW Medicine’s admissions and hiring policies? A mite too focused on “diversity,” perhaps?

     It’s been claimed that medical mistakes kill far more Americans than guns. There’s a word for the deaths caused by such mistakes: iatrogenic. Considering the contemporary acceleration of the consumption of medical products and services, I’d expect stories of this sort to multiply. I’d also expect medical men to strive to their utmost to bury them. Be on your guard.


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    • SteveF on November 13, 2023 at 6:04 AM

    ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, though they cover injury as well) go into ridiculously picky detail.

    “W61.51XA Bitten by goose, initial encounter”. “W61.52XA Struck by goose, initial encounter”.

    “X15.8 Accidental contact with hot household appliance”. “Y27.3 Contact with hot household appliance, unstated whether accidental or intentional”.

    You know what I have been unable to find, when working with ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes from 2018-2021? Any codes for medical mistakes. Any codes for deliberate medical malfeasance. Any codes for contracting and later dying from a flesh-eating bacterium while staying in the hospital for something minor.

    Odd omission, given the No. 3 cause of death in the United States.

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    • Drumwaster on November 13, 2023 at 11:45 AM

    Some interesting facts:

    1. The number of physicians in the United States is approximately 1,100,000.

    2. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is appx. 250,000. (Johns Hopkins)

    3. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.227. (simple math)


    1. The number of gun owners in the US is at least 80,000,000.

    2. The number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) is 549. (2021 Statistics)

    3. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .00000686. Ergo, doctors are statistically about 33,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

    1. Thanks for that, Drum. Those numbers should open the eyes of anyone hesitant about the right to keep and bear arms.

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