Dr. Zannis removed the gall bladder of my husband many years ago. In doing so he left a stitch in the incision (which no one knew about) over the 10 years from the surgery festered and got very infected to the point of having my husband be hospitalized and place on high powered drugs in order for him to get better. An infecticous disease doctor came to the hospitial and he was the one who saw that there was a stitch left in the incision. If he would not have found that stitch, they were going to operate to see what was causing this terrible infection. We were not please at all with this sort of care. The doctor should have know how many stitches he put in the after the orginal surgery and then he should have taken that many out.
Posted: 12/08/2006 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
David Geffen School Of Medicine At Ucla University Of California Los Angeles 1976