Thursday, September 03, 2009

Surgical Rubbish

A young lady died recently in Colombo South hospital after gasric by pass surgery.I am certain the patient was not properly assesed prior to surgery.Neither she nor her parents probably were never detailed about the hazards of the procedure.Keeping the patient in tha dark about the negative side is a tacitc when new procedures are being touted.Probably some surgeon wanted to complete a series of hundered or two hundred cases to win a trip abroad.Death occuring after ruotine planned surgery is a serious issue.
This kind of surgery is rubbish.Breast enhancing surgery male organ enhancing surgery fall into the same category.I wonder why they should waste tax payers money and theatre time in performing this nonsense.If some one wants to loose wight he or she can be counselled by a dietetician.If necessary dietitician can get the help of a psychologist or a psychiatrist.It will not killl the patient or cost colossal amounts of money.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone wants to pay for a cosmetic surgery, it is their fundamental right to be given that choice.

This was carried out in a private hospital and therefore has not cost the taxpayers a single cent.

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a fundamental right for the patient to get the treatment they wish. But the patients are to be well informed on all risks involved and alternatives to that procedure. With the experience I have working in private sector. This is not what is practiced in Sri Lanka. The patients are ill informed, promised of miracles in the lieu of making more money. It is sickening!

5:56 PM  

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