July 28, 2009 My Pre-Op Consultation @ UCSD Thornton Hospital ( Dr. Scott Ball )
Just had my Pre-Op Consultation @ UCSD Thornton Hospital with Dr. Scott Ball’s team. Dustyn is his PA- Physicians Assistant. He is great and will answer any and all questions. They gave me the typical rundown of the risks associated with a Bilateral Resurfacing.
– Possible blood transfusion ( 15% risk ) – Possibility of waking up with THR'(s) – Infection – Total surgery time TBD @ 4-5 hours. – Anesthesia is an epidural blocker ( hip region) with general Anesthesia – I am 39 years old and in good health – ( blood pressure went up today after discussing the surgery. Wish they would have taken it when I … Read the rest