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MakeMeHeal Question: "Tameka Foster & More Surgery"

Posted Apr 02 2009 11:00am
Amy GridHouse

Make Me Heal is doing a story on Tameka Foster who is rumored to want more plastic surgery despite her near death experience. Is this common for patients in her situation? How would you advise her?

It is very uncommon to have an arrest before surgery, so Ms Foster already represents an unusual situation. If a patient wanted surgery after such an experience, it would be important to assess what really happened the first time. Then tests would need to be performed to assess her risk in subsequent surgery. Are her heart and respiratory systems up to the task of anesthesia? If so, the surgery would be planned in such a way as to minimize this risk.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD
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