I also feel very let down by the medical community. My surgeon was caught completely off guard as to how quickly advancing my case was. I asked him why he didn't opt for surgery sooner. I needed to understand his reasoning so I could feel more at ease about
this. He said my EMG showed mild to moderate compression (he knew earlier that it showed significant compression). As I pressed him further, he VERY LOUDLY told me to F Off which I have on audio, and will use to report him to the Medical Board.
I would have long reported it sooner, but there are many other incidents that I'm reporting:
1) When I stood up after surgery, on nerve block, my arm immediately violently fell down, bumping the metal part of the bed when it came out of the sling.
2) The week before surgery, in excruciating pain, I called his office possibly daily, pleading for help, begging for surgery sooner.
His assistant was rude, and after I had called one too many times, she told me my surgeon said "Maybe I shouldn't operate on him tomorrow". A hospital would have long told me to go to the Emergency room.
3) On the day of surgery, shocked by nerve damage muscle atrophy in my hand that he finally noticed for the first time, he said "What the F". Two weeks later I mentioned that he was surprised by the muscle atrophy, and he said "It was more prominent".
There are more incidents, but I outlined the main ones.
Given that my nerve was that damaged (I went through a phase of "electrical shocks" 5 months after surgery) and for him to say "Maybe I shouldn't operate on him tomorrow", only to be shocked and say "What the F' the next day is horrible. So basically, I was lying on the operating bed in terrible pain, another well regarded surgeon I saw 6 weeks earlier highly recommend surgery, and he walks in and says "What the F".
That was cruel treatment by a medical provider. It seems he does not realize the he works for the patient, not the other way around. It seemed he felt very uncomfortable when I talked to him about
my concerns, and eventually, like a Bully, VERY LOUDLY told me to "F Off".
By the way, I have an earlier email from him stating that I should record all future conversations. The entire conversation is on audio for the Medical Board.
The "F Off" appointment was unusually late in the day, and the office was dark. His medical note for that day says he literally spent an hour with me which is inaccurate. The entire audio is 45 minutes (which was still a lot of time, I just wish my first appointment wouldn't have been rushed). I going to demand that he updates the note my medical record as "literally an hour" is not accurate.
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