The Most Challenging Clinical Case of My Medical Career
A professional lawyer with diabetes type II and high blood pressure, was summited to metabolic bariatric surgery. After 24 hours, in post-op, he started bleeding in the high digestive tube, for this reason we had to re-operate. An endoscopy was performed that showed erosive gastritis with superficial bleeding originated from the veins without detecting a gastric ulcer in the superior part of the small intestine. No alterations were made to the area where the surgery was performed.
Why we are different
The whole multidisciplinary team from OCC took action in taking care of the patient, giving first class assistance. He had a full recovery 5 days later. The analysis, in this case, and the experience leave a lot to learn. It is always necessary to ask personal history and risk for other diseases, as well as know what other drugs they have taken.
What not to do
Omitting any medical history can cause a lot of headache and mainly put the patients life in danger. That is why in OCC out patient’s data base (Health Survey) is the key to our success, where our medical staff meticulously reviews each clinical case and virtually knows each and everyone of our patients.
Each day we face complications in each bariatric surgery, that is why we dedicate ourselves to study the anatomy, physiological changes for the use of the laparoscopic technique and to understand the behavior of the anesthesia in obese patients. The knowledge and humility of knowing that we are fragile, helps us being more human and responsible for other beings.