He burned my uterus!

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  2. 52 Comments

  3. by   emily_mom
    What in the hell????

  4. by   Aussienurse2
    I saw this on the news! How bizarre is that? The lawyers said that it was done for lab id. Is this true and is it common practice? If so why would he then send the women a video of it? if I had to lose my womb I don't think I'd want to know what he's doing. I didn't even want to know what was going on during my c-setions!
  5. by   cactus wren
    Totalltyweird.....But ......why should the lady care? After all she was having a hysto....out it was coming anyways...so *****???

    I think someone is seeing $$$$$$$
  6. by   colleen10
    I saw this story on "The Today Show" this morning.

    They interviewed two other patients of the doctor who both had hystos and both had video tapes of the procedure and could see that he branded the uterus before removal by putting a UK on it.

    Apparently, the doctor did the surguries via laproscopy and video taped all of his operations. He would give the video tape of the operation to the patient and told them that if they wanted to they could review it and if they had any questions he would be more than happy to answer them.

    The two women that were on T.V. both watched their video tapes and saw that he branded the uterus before removal. When they saw the doc again they both asked him why he did that and he said that it was so he knew what he was removing and that he had allready examined the organ from that side. He also said that he used it make note of any large arteries and/or veins not to cut into.

    The two women that were interviewed were in favor of the doctor saying that the uterus was being removed any way, it's part of the procedure. They also said he was an excellent doc with a great bed side manner and were happy with the outcomes of their surgeries. Seeing the vidoe of him branding the uterus didn't faze either of them in the least.

    I think, as a woman, I can imagine how hard it might be to have a hysto done, having to go through both the physical and emotional implications of it. I could understand the doctor marking the uterus as part of the surgert but I could see where a woman might be upset that he marked it with a UK for University of Kentucky. On the other hand, if the woman was having those type of emotional issues, maybe she shouldn't have had a copy of the procedure to watch in the first place.

    I can see how doctors, surgeons and nurses all need and have an odd sense of humor that the general public might not get.

    Still, I think this person is seeing the $$$$$$
  7. by   fergus51
    What do they care? Emotional distress? What a bunch of bull ....
  8. by   Lausana
    What the heck do they care? He could make a purse out of it for all I would care, if it were me, I'd want to make sure the actual procedure and recovery were as they should be....

    I sure he did have a valid reason for his method.
    Last edit by Lausana on Jan 27, '03
  9. by   NurseDennie
    It might be upsetting to have UK branded on an organ if you were going to keep it... If that were the case, I would demand to have the university of MY choice branded there. But worrying about a uterus that's gone? Pretty silly, I think.

    I saw the bit on Today Show as well. It sounds like that doc goes WAY beyond what's usual for patient informed consent and teaching and answering questions!

    If he has to mark it somehow for patho or other use (and I don't know that that is true, but if it is) then how he marks it doesn't seem like something worth worrying about! I'm sure in the pathology lab, they weigh it and chop it up and all kinds of things.


  10. by   JonRN
    If I had a uterus, I would want IU on it not UK. Docs are strange sometimes. What about the pathologist that is supposed to examine every organ removed during a surgery, was he a UK grad too? Reminds me of Frankenstein, but a lot of docs remind of that.
  11. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Personally, I feel the doc showed disregard for his pts. When an organ must be removed, it does not then become the property of the doc for him to do graffiti on it. Even if the doc meant no harm, I feel this was a lapse in judgment on his part.
  12. by   J-RN student
    Originally posted by Lausana
    What the heck do they care? He could make a purse out of it for I would care, if it were me, I'd want to make sure the actual procedure and recovery were as they should be....

    I sure he did have a valid reason for his method.
  13. by   MomNRN
    I am so ready to be rid of mine, I am willing to sell the "rights" for advertising! If you get rid of it, you can put whatever you want on it!
    Some one is looking for a few bucks to spend on vaction this year and thats all it is too it..... I have worked a few cases where the Dr have marked the organs.... some do mark them for landmarks on the organ itself.. Shouldnt be an issue if the organ is to be removed though..... I have also been in a case were the surgeon (and I use that term loosely) Bovied his initals into the liver of a lap chole patient. It was filmed and it happen to be an emergency lap chole on an anesthesiologist.... Needless to say HE didnt find it funny at all..... I think that joke cost the surgeon 2 hundred grand. Nothing like having to give a deposition about that crap...