O.T. MgoBypass

Submitted by BigWeb17 on January 4th, 2014 at 6:56 PM

edited, I was just trying to tell a cool story, not to get any Professionals in trouble, thats not my style. Carry on.

   I am going in for quadruple bypass on January 8th. My surgeon is a Michigan grad, [Redacted] M.D. The cool story bro is we talked a while about football and The big house and the players he has operated on while he was at UM. [Noted Michigan QB], [Noted Michigan Safety] and [Noted Michigan Corner] to name a few. Now, the kicker is that his main partner is a TSIO grad, so I got that going for me. Anyway, Go Blue.

ED:BiSB - edited to remove some protected health information. Also, gave 10,000 point boost until January 9. Good luck.



January 4th, 2014 at 7:04 PM ^

I am 47 years old and have no family history or personal history of illness, just a shout out to peeps to try and be as healthy as you can, I have been in the fitness field all my life and would consider myself pretty healthy. Just pay attention to your body. Thanks.


January 4th, 2014 at 7:57 PM ^

BigWeb17: The brief history you provided (lack thereof with respect to family, your profession, etc.) is spooky. May I ask how all this "presented?"

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Possible cool story bro within a cool story: I crossed paths with Dr. Kolla many years ago in a medical context. As I recall he went by "Bob" to make his name easier to handle. Very bright guy ..... I think he was an engineering major at Rice. I remember a funny story about an elegantly engineered water balloon slingshot.


January 4th, 2014 at 7:11 PM ^

Good luck to you...hope you have a great outcome.

Wouldn't it be a HIPAA violation for a doc to talk about patients he has treated? Maybe one of our Mgodocs could weigh in.


January 4th, 2014 at 7:32 PM ^

Yes, it could be. The would names alone would be enough, but probably not a big deal if he was a treating physician for the team and the fact that they were treated was made public. For example, if I worked at a hospital where a player was treated and it was reported in the paper that he was being treated there, it obviously wouldn't matter if I said he was there. Any disclosure regarding specific treatment would be a big no no. Your doc probably wouldn't appreciate you telling people he told you that. For patients whose presence in the hospital is not made public (basically everyone) disclosure of any individually identifiable information is an inappropriate disclosure, an incidental disclosure, or an acceptable disclosure (billing, continuum of care, etc.). Obviously, this is an over generalization of HIPAA.

Edit: Sorry about the crappy spelling and missing words. I am typing this in an iPhone with a 4 year old yelling at me about how awesome the Hulk is.


January 4th, 2014 at 7:19 PM ^

Good luck to you and wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Go Blue!

Sending good vibes in your direction - let the board know about your progress, if you would like. 


January 4th, 2014 at 7:20 PM ^

I recovered open hearts in the SICU for 5 years. It's very "assembly line" in a human way. Very perfected. The easy part for you is the day of surgery (you will be sleeping...it's actually harder on your family ...sitting around waiting and worrying). Day one post-op the work starts. Get ready to get on your feet and get moving. The sooner you get up and walk...the better you will do. We are all pulling for you. GO BLUE!!


January 4th, 2014 at 7:29 PM ^

(he was 65 at the time) and is as good as new now!

While it is major surgery, I was really amazed how routine it all was. It almost seemed like an assembly line at the car plants (but with amazing care.)

I'm sure you'll do great and are in very capable hands! All the best!


January 4th, 2014 at 8:23 PM ^

You may want to delete this thread. The Feds have been cracking down on violations lately, including intentional disclosure of information. See this article for this weeks fines: http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/feds-fine-dermatology-practice…
There is a $245,000 fine for intentional disclosure of information. Your Dr. May not appreciate this evidence on the never disappearing Internet.

Good luck on the surgery!

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January 4th, 2014 at 8:34 PM ^

My doctor growing up did a lot of work with Michigan State athletics and had pictures all over his office with the athletes he treated.  I actually asked him about it one time because I was an idiot kid and had just learned about HIPAA.  They all agreed to it.    Unless a doctor was doing some sort of top secret penis enhancement, I'd doubt that most athletes care if people know which doctor they see.  

We all know Pavel Datsyuk trusts his eyes to Dr. Rahmani.


January 4th, 2014 at 8:58 PM ^

He may be right, since I know that I have seen that in several places. One facility that I worked at was the sports medicine and orthopedic medicine provider for several pro and college teams. There were several signed jerseys and photos hanging in the surgeons' offices and in the physical therapy department. Usually, if they give them something like that, it is ok since they gave him the photos for the office as a thank you. Obviously, if they minded him putting it up, they wouldn't have given it in the first place or would have asked him not to display it. You won't normally see that in the hospital itself, since HIPAA is always looming and they usually have a closer connection to the surgeon. I did see a banner in the L&D unit where my wife delivered our first child from Carlos Boozer and his wife, thanking them for their care. A vast majority of the athletes that I have taken care of, no one would ever know they were there. In fact, many were relieved when no one knew who they were. 


January 4th, 2014 at 8:22 PM ^

I agree that this should probably be deleted or at a minimum have your doctors name removed. It may be debatable whether it's a HIPAA violation but he definitely doesn't need the government deciding it is.