Embattled North Shore neurosurgeon re...

Embattled North Shore neurosurgeon retiring

There are 21 comments on the Newsday story from May 8, 2009, titled Embattled North Shore neurosurgeon retiring. In it, Newsday reports that:

The chairman of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center , who is under investigation by the state health department for leaving a patient on the operating table, is retiring, the North Shore- Long Island Jewish Health System announced Friday.

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JEFF

Naples, FL

#1 May 8, 2009
There has to be more to this story than 13 miniscule paragraphs.
North Shore Liars

AOL

#2 May 8, 2009
There are rumblings that the surgeon was not at fault. The story I heard goes like this. The surgeon was out of town at the conference and the surgery was scheduled incorrectly. The mystery is how did a patient get put under anesthesia before the surgeon was present in the OR. This is a violation. As far as the second surgeon, he never met the patient and wasn't consented to perform the surgery. The patient was already under. If he operated he would be guilty of battery.
North Shore may be throwing these surgeons under the bus to save their a$$.
Just a thought

Flushing, NY

#3 May 8, 2009
North Shore Liars wrote:
There are rumblings that the surgeon was not at fault. The story I heard goes like this. The surgeon was out of town at the conference and the surgery was scheduled incorrectly. The mystery is how did a patient get put under anesthesia before the surgeon was present in the OR. This is a violation. As far as the second surgeon, he never met the patient and wasn't consented to perform the surgery. The patient was already under. If he operated he would be guilty of battery.
North Shore may be throwing these surgeons under the bus to save their ****.
Strange if it is true that they would choose to throw two "superstars" under the bus. Several years ago, they tap danced long and hard to protect a cardiothoracic surgeon who was operating while a Hep C patient. He was demoted, but not canned or forced to leave and still operates there.
close the place

Richmond Hill, NY

#4 May 9, 2009
close the whole place up and lock up everyone that works there. then throw away the key. and bulldoze the place.
Suzanne Levi

Highland Mills, NY

#5 May 9, 2009
I was under the impression that a patient should not be put under before the doctor is either there in the operating room or in the hospital making his or her way to the operating room and was in contact with them.

As for the second doctor, is it a good idea for a surgeon to operate on a patient they do not know or have knowledge of.

I think that there may be more to it than what has been reported.
Bogus

New York, NY

#6 May 9, 2009
Is anyone really surprised? Regardless of the other details (and lack therof) we were given, this was not his (Milhorat) patient. Even if the surgery was an amazing success, a lawyer would have sniffed her out in two seconds and the doctor would be facing a lawsuit. And if the surgery was less than ideal...either way, a no win situation for the surgeon.
Jerri

Edison, NJ

#7 May 9, 2009
Didn't he do something very wrong? He'll continue with his research? Are these doctors beyond punishment?
Jerri

Edison, NJ

#8 May 9, 2009
DO NO HARM !
Jerri

Edison, NJ

#9 May 9, 2009
JEFF wrote:
There has to be more to this story than 13 miniscule paragraphs.
and there have been.
Righteous

Old Bridge, NJ

#10 May 9, 2009
close the place wrote:
close the whole place up and lock up everyone that works there. then throw away the key. and bulldoze the place.
Schneiders Childrens Hospital is a top facility with a caring staff that definitley are not paid what they are worth.

But you are right, one lady has a inexcusable experinece so we should level the place. Reasonable.

Their are bad things associated with all aspects of life, that's life.
Ernie

West Babylon, NY

#11 May 9, 2009
That's why I'll never do business with a Jew or a W.0.P.
just saying

Bronx, NY

#12 May 9, 2009
At 73, I think any surgeon should put the knife down
An Italian Jew

Yaphank, NY

#13 May 9, 2009
Ernie wrote:
That's why I'll never do business with a Jew or a W.0.P.
Thank our lucky stars.
joe

Milford, CT

#14 May 9, 2009
eF them
Blanca

Scarsdale, NY

#15 May 9, 2009
there are a lot of confuse many times. Because : there are Drs who came in and out to the room of the pte and say : I am you Dr. What going with you?,. But when you want to know anything about yourself, they don't who is you Dr. or where is him.
james

Milford, CT

#16 May 9, 2009
Ernie wrote:
That's why I'll never do business with a Jew or a W.0.P.
wow ernie u sound like a real brian surgeon o thats right ur not a jew or a wop so ur not smart enough
only the begining

Jersey City, NJ

#17 May 9, 2009
So when is the dynamic duet due back from their bottle tipping trip to Italy?? So it has been a month and still no word from Dr. B. on where the hell he was. Sorry but when you are the one making millions the bottom line is going fall on you. SO much more going on then any of us know. The fact that the state has now come into investigate - can only imagine what they will uncover..
Yeah in Italy presenting TCI's recent "research" findings. For all the science challenged people wearing rose colored glasses a couple of questions; 1. where do you think they got thier data? They got the data from their patients. 2. were these subjects/patients aware that they were a part of a study on the relationship between TC surgery and CM? No they were not -these patients were never told they were a part of an "experimental" procedure and never sign informed consents. 3.where is the EMPIRICAL data/published research that shows performing TC surgery will help cm? If there is point me in that direction. So while these modern day heros were conducting this study on the relationship between TC surgery and CM it was you the TC surgcial patient they were experimenting on. With no retrospective studies how do we know what the long term effects will be? The patent has a right to know if they are part of a research study and need to be informed of all the risks.
Sad part is that there are people who did not even have TCS and were made to believe they did just to beef up the numbers and the statistical significance.....These guys do not even have an Independant Review Board overseeing the study -and the one they try to claim is not within the jurisdiction. This research is going to be filled with so many flaws and eithical issues. I am also wondering who was the control group and did they report all the people who got worse from the surgery? I can't wait to see this publshed research.
Still waters run deep - very deep in this case.
A wonderful day for all of those who have been harmed by his over-inflated ego and now he can do no more harm. Now how about Bolognese? I am sure he will get a nice home coming.
unmelted cheese

East Moriches, NY

#18 May 9, 2009
hey pinhead: keep your f**king racist thoughts to yourself. the world doesn't give a rat's a** what you think.
Ernie wrote:
That's why I'll never do business with a Jew or a W.0.P.
Ernie

West Babylon, NY

#19 May 10, 2009
unmelted cheese wrote:
hey pinhead: keep your **** racist thoughts to yourself. the world doesn't give a rat's a** what you think.
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You apparently seem to
Righteous

Old Bridge, NJ

#20 May 12, 2009
Ernie wrote:
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You apparently seem to
You are right where you belong then, in Valley Stream. Luckily for you all the successful Jews and W.OP.'s were silly enough to leave that Utopia.

Again, this is the most intelligent thing this has to offer.

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