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    Procedure or Surgery (6/5/2014 Emergency Surgery to remove hernia mesh- Unskilled and unethical Dr Szomstein): After CT scan confirming obstruction and naso stomach tube was placed to relieve the fluid accumulation Dr Samuel Szomstein had to do an emergency surgery to remove the mesh that he had implanted. Not only did he cause the problem but it also took over 6 month for the incision to heal with continuous suppuration. I also developed an enlarge testicle after this surgery possibly from some kind of fluid accumulation. Not only did Dr Szomstein kept secret that he used the experimental mesh for 6 month until after the incision was healed. Dr Szomstein is a very dishonest and unskilled doctor. It turns out that my complains to his boss Dr Rosenthal were ignored. I came to find out that perhaps the reason was because Dr Rosenthal was already fined but having done and incision in the wrong side of the body of a patient and he definitely wanted to stay out of trouble. I mentioned this experience here for various reasons. First because after a very successful prostate surgery Dr Szomseins mistake had tremendous impact on my quality of life. And secondly because I think that it is important that people know about unethical Doctors like Dr Samuel Szomstein.

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    Procedure or Surgery (5/27/2014 Hernia Surgery): Since after a year my PSA was still 0 and had minimal side effects, and my bone scan and CT scans were negative I decided to take care of an inguinal and an umbilical hernia. Went to see Dr Samuel Szomstein who assure me he has done this many times and should be simple surgery. Big mistake! He decided to try a new type of mesh for my umbilical hernia without my consent. At first the recovery was going well but 6 days after the surgery a sharp pain indicated that something was wrong. I called the office and went to see him inmediately. After examination he assured me that all was well despite my point that something must have change since I was doing fine and all of the sudden the pain started and there must be an assignable cause. He ignore my complaints and never mentioned that he used the experimental mesh. It turns out that it is most likely that he was trying it for the first tiem. Not only was this mesh later remove from Cleveland clinic usage but this mesh required a different procedure. Instead of doing a CT scan to rule out an obstruction due to meash adhesion, which would have been standard of care particularly because he knew that he had used something different than before, he sent me home. Needless to say I was back on the emergency room a few hours later with a serious bowel obstruction due to the adhesion of the mesh.

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    Celebration (2/22/2014 Negative Bone Scan and CT): Negative Bone Scan and CT after almost a year

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    Procedure or Surgery (2/22/2014 Bone Scan and Abd/Pelvis CT): Had a bone scan an abdominal/pelvis CT. Results were negative.

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    Celebration (11/28/2012 Negative Bone Scan and CT): No other cancer found in imaging studies.

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    Celebration (4/22/2013 PSA = 0): After surgery PSA went down to 0.