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Post by Jim W on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:24 pm

My read on this issue is many procedures done @ Lakeside should be done in Hospitals?
Being a non medically trained person, can someone list procedures done @ Lakeside, that one should give strong consideration to having done @ GDL Hospital?

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Post by CheenaGringo on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:29 pm

"as many of us dread the trip to GDL"

You dread the trip into Guadalajara but can handle driving to Atlas without trepidation?

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Post by Jim W on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:43 pm

Geez Neil, I love the trip to GDL, I hate the trip to the border and back, which I will be doing soon.   Many Lakeside residents, avoid the drive into GDL......BTW, my son will arrive here in two weeks, he has been recognized thru Wounded Warriors and Homes for Hero's program.   He and his wife and baby are receiving a home in Casa Grande, AZ.   Really Kewl, after 3 tours in Iraq, dealing with the brutality!   I am really proud of him, however, he will never be the same son the US Gov took from me!   OOPs, he volunteered, and they kicked him to the curb after 16 years due to PTSD!

Sorry for getting the thread off track!
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Post by Chapalamed on Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:14 am

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Pedro wrote:seems to me that the stool sample route makes more sense,especially if there is no history of colon cancer genetically. yet another money maker from worried old folks,the colonoscopy?


Although colonoscopies are "safe" there still exists a risk of perforation and the need for emergent surgery.  So, for those who think that saving some money and a trip into the city or hospital I would recommend weighing the risks.   I am very straightforward with my patients, I advise against them having such a procedure anywhere here in the Lakeside area. In speaking with a couple of the retired MD's that have practices NOB, they all have agreed with my stance.  It's always better to err on the safe side, I believe.


INVASIVE PROCEDURES SHOULD BE DONE in a HOSPITAL.   For a lay person, there are some INVASIVE procedures which may appear to be safe. WHY LIST THEM ? If you are in doubt about a procedure and it's safety, ask your healthcare provider if there is a risk of BLEEDING, INFECTION or EVEN DEATH?   Why do you think that in U.S. hospitals patients are asked to sign INFORMED CONSENT FORMS before an INVASIVE PROCEDURE IS DONE (this includes colonoscopies) ?
Again, I strongly recommend that patients spend a couple hours of to drive to and from Guadalajara and (when needed) hire a driver/taxi for only $35-$50 U.S. dollars.  It makes both sense on both economic and health terms.

I have to be blunt here.  I heard one piece of advice while I was a Freshman in College.  "TAKE FINANCIAL, RELATIONSHIP and HEALTH ADVICE ONLY FROM those whom you pay for such advice.  You can always fire those who give you bad advice.  Others who give you such advice FOR FREE are usually not trained to give you such advice and more importantly don't have to live OR DIE from the advice they give you on these topics. "
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Post by Pedro on Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:27 am

Chapalamed wrote:
Chapalamed wrote:
Pedro wrote:seems to me that the stool sample route makes more sense,especially if there is no history of colon cancer genetically. yet another money maker from worried old folks,the colonoscopy?


Although colonoscopies are "safe" there still exists a risk of perforation and the need for emergent surgery.  So, for those who think that saving some money and a trip into the city or hospital I would recommend weighing the risks.   I am very straightforward with my patients, I advise against them having such a procedure anywhere here in the Lakeside area. In speaking with a couple of the retired MD's that have practices NOB, they all have agreed with my stance.  It's always better to err on the safe side, I believe.


INVASIVE PROCEDURES SHOULD BE DONE in a HOSPITAL.   For a lay person, there are some INVASIVE procedures which may appear to be safe. WHY LIST THEM ? If you are in doubt about a procedure and it's safety, ask your healthcare provider if there is a risk of BLEEDING, INFECTION or EVEN DEATH?   Why do you think that in U.S. hospitals patients are asked to sign INFORMED CONSENT FORMS before an INVASIVE PROCEDURE IS DONE (this includes colonoscopies) ?
Again, I strongly recommend that patients spend a couple hours of to drive to and from Guadalajara and (when needed) hire a driver/taxi for only $35-$50 U.S. dollars.  It makes both sense on both economic and health terms.

I have to be blunt here.  I heard one piece of advice while I was a Freshman in College.  "TAKE FINANCIAL, RELATIONSHIP and HEALTH ADVICE ONLY FROM those whom you pay for such advice.  You can always fire those who give you bad advice.  Others who give you such advice FOR FREE are usually not trained to give you such advice and more importantly don't have to live OR DIE from the advice they give you on these topics. "
gracias for your PROFESSIONAL advice and voice of reason!
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