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Unread 04-29-2012, 06:09 PM   #41
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Beware of Dr. Aaron Filler! I got a staph infection from the operating room when he did surgery on me to remove scar tissue! This left me worse off than I started out to be as a result he wanted me to get a pain pump! I have lived on pain medications without a pain pump since I had the nightmare surgery at Dr. Filler's hands all a result of a work injury!
What is the name of the hospital where you got the staph infection? Just curious, only if you feel comfortable posting it.
I think the hospital staff is in charge of preparation/cleaning /sterile equipment.
But it could be a combination of Dr, staff or something else...for that to happen.
Did they investigate how it happened?
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Unread 04-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #42
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Beware of Dr. Aaron Filler! I got a staph infection from the operating room when he did surgery on me to remove scar tissue! This left me worse off than I started out to be as a result he wanted me to get a pain pump! I have lived on pain medications without a pain pump since I had the nightmare surgery at Dr. Filler's hands all a result of a work injury!
I have been told by other dr's to stay away from him too and there are other warnings on this site too. . In addition he is way more expensive for procedures(3x more) than mine and mine is not cheap. In fairness , I saw him and liked him, and he felt thourough but there was something fishy about the sales pitch and the operating room downstairs .there were also too many bad reviews on all the sites My current dr. told me there is a reason he is no longer practicing at UCLA.My doc also says US is better than the MR machine for the injections because it is a live picture
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Unread 04-29-2012, 09:28 PM   #43
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Do you have a good source for the Feldenkrais method of breathing, such as audio, DVD, youtube or URL? Obviously I can search; I'm just looking to see if you have a recommendation.
Everything from Feldenkrais Resources is excellent. Some of my favorite are "Moving out of Pain" and "A Flexible Chest", but all are good. When you do a Feldenkrais session on audio (ATM - Awareness Through Movement), you will be astonished to see how the hip is connected to the shoulder, eyes to the jaw, etc. We are not parts and pieces as most surgeons tend to look at us. One part of the whole effects another part, especially with compensation for an injury.

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What is the name of the hospital where you got the staph infection? Just curious, only if you feel comfortable posting it.
I think the hospital staff is in charge of preparation/cleaning /sterile equipment.
But it could be a combination of Dr, staff or something else...for that to happen.
Did they investigate how it happened?
Hospitals are one of the most likely places to get staph. That's common knowledge I thought.
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Dr. Filler is affiliated with 1 hospital :
Brotman Med Ctr, Culver City, Ca
http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Aaron_Filler
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Hospitals are one of the dirtiest places around! ICK! those little sticky germs spread and hang onto every tiny corner. MDs ties are the worst offenders. They never wash those things, and I think they should be banned. Those curtains between the beds are another. Staph is a very hard to kill bacteria.

Folks used to be very worried about a drop of AIDS infected blood, but if you put one drop of Aids blood, next to a drop of Hep B blood and checked them out. The minute the Aids blood is cool, its dead. 2 weeks later you can come back and still find life in that Hep B droplet. Scary! You MUST be PRO active in a hospital. DEMAND that anyone who come near you wash their hands first. Put your own BP machine in your room, and dont share. Keep your own hands really clean and NEVER touch your face unless you are washing it. With so many rapid fire patients going from ER to OR its amazing we dont have more sick folks.

Im sorry you got sick. I hope they find a way to make it better, quick.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #47
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Hospitals are one of the dirtiest places around! ICK! those little sticky germs spread and hang onto every tiny corner. MDs ties are the worst offenders. They never wash those things, and I think they should be banned. Those curtains between the beds are another. Staph is a very hard to kill bacteria.
You reminded me that a few weeks ago, I saw a story on The Today Show regarding the sanitation of surgical instruments by hospitals.

TODAY Investigates: Dirty surgical instruments a problem in the OR
TODAY Investigates: Dirty surgical instruments a problem in the OR - Q&A

VA medical centers in hot water for failing to follow sterilization training

It saddens me that our veterans receive a low level of care, including our own forum member Moltra

Brotman Medical Center appears to be poorly reviewed. I think the use of this facility is as much of an indictment of Dr. Filler as it is of the Medical Center itself. He may not have many choices to use top facilities due to his reputation. Or perhaps he's just cheap, greedy, and all about profits.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/brotman-medi...er-culver-city
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I was bored last night and did some reading on the iPhone on recurrent TOS. It appears that several things are known to increase scarring/adhesions which lead to recurrence.
  • Incomplete rib resection - 100% removal greatly reduces chances of recurrence
  • Excessive bleeding - I chalk this one up to experience and skill of the surgeon
  • Over manipulation of muscle tissue - surgeon skill once again?
  • Over manipulation of nerve tissue during neurolysis - Dr. Angle spoke to me about this one specifically. Over manipulation while cleaning up the nerve roots can lead to even more scarring and make the original problem worse. He thinks some surgeons try to hard to be perfectionists and do more harm unwittingly.
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Marc, that makes sense. Do you have a source for this info, please?
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I googled "recurrent thoracic outlet syndrome" and "excessive neurolysis" [seperately] and found a wealth of great info.

Although some studies are from years ago, I really liked the huge sample size of this one:
http://people.bu.edu/sobieraj/ed/TOSreview.html
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