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Bakers Cyst/Treatment in a teaching hospital?

Posted by
patricia guthrie on July 25, 2002 at 16:09:18:


Dear Dr. Stoll,

I am a 57 y/o female recently diagnosed with Baker's Cyst through a Doppler. I was told by the orthepedic surgeon that surgery to remove the cyst was possible but that the cyst would probably come back. I was also told that i needed an MRI , but since I have no insurance, he put me on a steriod pack for a week and sent me home. This condition is extremely painful and moves throughout my leg, filling with fluid and making ambulation nearly impossible most of the time. I have been in severe pain for almost two months.
I live in central Florida, (Cocoa) and I wonder if the procedure you speak of, repairing the tear in the synovial sac, could be approved through a teaching hospital, such as Shands in Gainsville, or another hospital in the southeast. I live an active life, have just opened an Assisted Living Facility, of which I am the Administrator, therefore being without insurance until which time we can establish our ouw health care insurance, and this condition is rapidly undermining my morale and faith in the medical profession. I was literally in the doctor's office for 3 minutes, long enough for him to declare me uninsured. I fully understand the cost of healthcare, and i also understand the value of providing quality training to surgical residents in this obviously controversial condition. I would greatly appreciate guidance and direction from you. Thank you for your time. Patti Guthrie



Re: Bakers Cyst/Treatment in a teaching hospital?

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 26, 2002 at 11:29:46:

In Reply to: Bakers Cyst/Treatment in a teaching hospital? posted by patricia guthrie on July 25, 2002 at 16:09:18:

Patti,

Did I not respond to this yesterday?

Walt

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Re: Bakers Cyst/Treatment in a teaching hospital?

Posted by
patricia guthrie on July 26, 2002 at 15:03:53:

In Reply to: Bakers Cyst/Treatment in a teaching hospital? posted by patricia guthrie on July 25, 2002 at 16:09:18:

thasnk you for writing back. i did not receive an answer from you, only an error message, stating i had not filled in my personal information.

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Re: Bakers Cyst/Treatment in a teaching hospital? (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 27, 2002 at 08:01:30:

In Reply to: Bakers Cyst/Treatment in a teaching hospital? posted by patricia guthrie on July 25, 2002 at 16:09:18:

Sorry, Patti.

I cannot imagine what got the computer gremlins so up in arms. It seems everyone else's reponses got through.

Anyway, here goes again.

This is a perfect example of the allopathic monopoly at work ahd their two-tiered method of providing medical services: one for the haves and one for the have-nots.

HOwever, in your instance you would likely be better off with the teaching hospital. ALL surgeons are taught what I have been saying on this BB for years that finding the rent and repairing it is the most important part of this surgery.

It is refreshing to hear at least one orthopoedic surgeon who tells his patients that. The problem seems to be that, once no one is looking over their shoulder any more, the lazy surgeon just does not do the hardest part of the surgery: finding the rent and repairing it. He still charges the full fee as though he had.

Since in a teaching hospital, there IS someone still looking over their shoulders, the likelyhood of getting an adequate repair is much greater.

It is too bad that your orthopedic surgeon cannot do the surgery (the monopoly again) since he is very likely one who is honest enough to actually DO the appropriate surgery.

Let us know how you do. In the meantime, Practicing SR is what you can do to avoid being dependent upon the medical monopoly in the future.

Walt

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