Re: List of Dr.'s by state?

From: Gina (
Fri Oct 15 15:12:29 1999

Hi Christine, My surgeon was Dr. Wiper. He is new to the practice, but is said to be one of the best in his field. His surgical technique seems good since my incisions healed well and I didn't develop a single infection from either surgery. His bedside manner leaves much to be desired. He also does not believe in pain management through pills--he believes we should just suffer. He is very uncomfortable discussing how these surgeries might affect a person's sex life, etc.

He, like your docs, does not believe in barriers or any type of adhesion prevention devices. He has admitted that I do in fact have adhesions now, and his opinion is that I will just have to accept and live with the pain and discomfort.

What I want to know is why this wasn't listed as a risk before the surgery is performed? I had no idea my quality of life would be so adversely affected--and apparently neither did he. He had told me I'd be back to normal within 2-4 weeks. He also said in his experience no one has had as many problems as I have/did. Gina


At Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Christine M. Smith wrote: >Hi Gina: >I also live in Portland, Maine and I'm very curious to know who your >surgeon was. You can e-mail me privately if you want to. I would like >to know. I had a lap in 3/98 by my gyn and a second one in 9/98 by a >local general surgeon who is supposed to be good with advanced >laparoscopic techniques (long story about why I had two 6 months apart). >Neither docs used barriers, the general surgeon said none of them work >well enough. I liked the general surgeon (the gyn too but i knew him a >long time). > >Chris S.

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