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08-04-2012 07:46 PM

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In your States how long you have to wait in line for a Surgery?

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#1 posted 08-04-2012 07:48 PM

I think it depends on what kind of surgery youre going in for. My wife had to have a very minor little surgery after we went to the emergency room. She waitted 14 hours in the hospital for a spot in the OR to open up.

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#2 posted 08-04-2012 08:41 PM

I had open heart surgery within two weeks. That was because they did a bunch of tests. If it had been necessary, I would have had the surgery immediately.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#3 posted 08-04-2012 09:11 PM

What does this have to do with woodworking?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 08-04-2012 09:50 PM

I think the wait means anything, it’s the results that count!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 08-04-2012 11:22 PM

richgreer, It has nothing to do with WW. That is why it is in the Off Topic Forum.

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#6 posted 08-04-2012 11:26 PM

It will depend on the surgery. If you go to an ER, you go thru triage to determine your place on the treatment list. When I had my appendectomy, I had to wait while they handled two serious car accidents ahead of me. I was uncomfortable, but those folks could have died (I think that one did.)

If it’s an elective surgery, the docs will schedule it with the urgency depending on the potential risk in waiting.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#7 posted 08-05-2012 12:19 AM

Not long, if you have insurance. How long do you wait in Canada?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 08-05-2012 12:32 AM

Knee replacement: 5 days, including a week end. Flagstaff, AZ. That was after Xrays and exams for general health.
Benign tumor removed from foot: 3 days after biopsy and getting those results. About 10 days, total.
The above was for my wife. I’ve only had stitches, and tonsils removed.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 08-05-2012 12:44 AM

My wife just had bladder surgery after a small spot was detected on the inside of her bladder. Time from discovery to surgery – 1 week. We could have had the surgery the next day but elected to wait – it was our decision.

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#10 posted 08-05-2012 01:52 PM

Through the Veterans Administration I waited 6 weeks for hernia surgery, about 30 days for a radical prostatectomy, and about 45 minutes (not counting the ambulance ride to another hospital) for heart surgery.

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#11 posted 08-05-2012 01:56 PM

Dick, & Barb Cain are right on the money.

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