May 9, 1998
In the May 4 Morning Briefing, a reference was made that Jay Buhner insisted on being awake for his knee arthroscopy and (that) the procedure be videotaped. As a point of reference, all arthroscopies are done with a video monitor to guide the surgeon, and taping the procedure is standard. As far as being awake, this is the preferred method. KEITH FEDER, M.D., Los Angeles
May 14, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. A colonoscopy is a life-saving procedure, identifying polyps and early-stage tumors so they can be removed before they grow and spread. But many people refuse to undergo the procedure because they don't relish having an endoscope inserted into their body, and they don't like the preparation for the procedure, which requires drinking laxatives and spending large amounts of time in the lavatory the night before.
May 31, 1989 |
Patrick Ewing, who led the New York Knicks to their first Atlantic Division title in almost two decades, underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee today. Dr. Norman Scott, who operated on the knee five years ago, said no new damage was found and the 7-foot center will be ready for next season. He said the procedure was similar to the one performed on point guard Mark Jackson that sidelined him for just three weeks during the season. Scott said that in addition to examining the knee, he removed some loose articular cartilage.
September 29, 1991
Regarding " 'Rose's Rambling Journey," by Kirk Honeycutt (Sept. 15): A grown woman seducing a 14-year-old boy is "comic but tender." Really? Would the same be said of a grown man seducing a 14-year-old girl? I am a marriage, family and child counselor. As any therapist who has dealt with sexually abused boys can assure you, when a woman seduces a boy it can--and often does--leave permanent scars. There's nothing tender about it. Saying that "the girl needs love" is sexist whitewash.
September 6, 2013
Re "Who may perform abortions?," Editorial, Sept. 3 As a comprehensive women's healthcare provider, I wholeheartedly agree that Gov. Jerry Brown should sign AB 154, a bill that will greatly improve access to early abortions in California. Timely access to reproductive healthcare services greatly improves the well-being of women and families. Terminating a pregnancy early is an extremely safe medical procedure, but even in California, women in rural areas have trouble accessing abortion care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1995
A strong exception is taken to the article in the Oct. 14 Orange County edition ("New to the Joint: Cartilage Growth Method Offers Knee Patients Relief") regarding joint cartilage transplantation. This article touted the positive aspects of this procedure, in which defects in cartilage of the knee have been filled with laboratory-grown cartilage cells but failed to point out the experimental nature and possible negative aspects of the treatment. The hype for this procedure stems from a Swedish study in which 16 cases were performed.
March 9, 1990
It is with complete and total disbelief that I read about the abominable procedure encouraged by Dr. Philip J. DiSaia of tearing out the ovaries of women over 35 years of age if there is a history of ovarian cancer in their immediate family ("When TV and Life Part Company," Feb. 27). How does he know if a woman can tolerate replacement estrogen therapy after this barbaric procedure is inflicted on her? Nothing replaces the role of one's natural ovaries. Endocrinologists are just finding out the role natural hormones play in the quality of our lives.