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When Laser Eye Surgery Goes Wrong

By Robert W. Elton |

If you’ve seen a blurry world when you arise each morning because you cannot make out clear images without your glasses or contact lenses, you may be thrilled at the prospect of laser surgery to correct your impaired vision. After all, imagine a life with no worries about cleaning solutions, scratched lenses, or broken… Read More »


Gallbladder Surgery Gone Amuck

By Robert W. Elton |

When a South Florida man went to the emergency room with severe pain on his right side, a quick diagnosis resulted in laparoscopic gallbladder surgery right away. Less than three weeks later, the man was dead.  The Gallbladder  Positioned just below the liver, the gallbladder is responsible for storing and releasing bile, which is… Read More »


Surgical Supplies Left in Your Body

By Robert W. Elton |

Could a routine surgery result in months—even years of misery, due to a retained foreign body being left inside your body? Although it sounds unthinkable, thousands of patients wind up back in emergency rooms due to sponges, forceps, clamps and other surgical instruments being left behind after an operation. If this scenario is one… Read More »