Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This morning's surgery.

Did 2 surgeries yesterday including 2 level ACDF and lumbar scoliosis and spinal stenosis repair.

This morning we fixed this severe lumbar spinal stenosis w flat back, spondylolisthesis. He could barely walk w severe pain and spinal claudication.
Surgery: L1-iliac wing instrumentation and fusion w L1-5 laminectomy.
Surgical time: 3 hour 2 min.
Complications: small dural tear, repaired. EBL: 1500 cc
Cell saver returned: 840 cc

Other notes:
I sent off email invitation to President Obama to have breakfast tomorrow or thursday here at hospital and to come to our weekly quality and care conference.
Have not heard back yet. He will be here in Raleigh wednesday discussing heralthcare reform.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

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