Skip to comments.OOPS: This Government Run Hospital Accidently Sterilized A Guy"
Posted on 05/08/2014 3:51:31 PM PDT by lowbridge
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, which is affiliated with Britains state-run healthcare system (the NHS), recently performed what should have been a routine surgery. Instead, however, the doctors performed surgery on the wrong site and accidentally gave the man a vasectomy, sterilizing him. According to an article in The Telegraph:
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure in which the tubes that carry sperm from a mans testicles to the penis are cut, blocked or sealed.
In most cases, it is more than 99 per cent effective and although it can be reversed, NHS England figures show that the success rate is only around 55 per cent.
A number of Britons who want to avoid government hospital surgerywith its long waits and serious incidents like the one discussed in this articleopt for surgery done by private health care providers. Rather than get the free surgery provided by the government, Britons choose private surgery. In fact, six million of the UKs sixty-three million actually go ahead and buy private health insurance anyway.
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Given the nature of socialist medicine, he’s lucky they didn’t just cut off his nuts.
NUTS! to socialism.
AKA A Hillary Job.
I knew a guy at church about 20 years ago who had testicular cancer and guess what?
Last time I had surgery they came in and drew a circle around where they were supposed to operate with a magic marker.
He sings soprano in the church choir now?
Hold on. A vasectomy is a relatively simple procedure performed as an outpatient surgery with local anesthesia. How did the patient NOT realize the “wrong site” was being worked on, unless he was fully under?
Funny you should say that since my wife at the time was the choir director and we were all four in the choir. Yes, they got the wrong one, which meant they had to go back and get the right one. Never heard how much he made in the lawsuit, but I’ll bet it was substantial.
Still painful as hell for several weeks. Take it from me.
Me too, I has surgery earlier this week and it was a magic marker circle around a big X.
The guy likely had a varicocele problem....it’s the exact same surgical site.
That’s just nuts.
Ha ha! Very funny!
The state giveth and the state taketh away.
Especially when your wife hits EVERY pothole while driving you home.
Then there was they guy who went to the hospital to get castrated. After several questions he still wanted to be castrated.
In the recovery room he woke up and heard another patient moaning. He said..”Hey man, what did they do to you?”
The man: “I just got circumcised!”
Patient: “THAT is what I wanted!”
Oh, dear. Story time. I know what I know of this issue due to a friend of mine who had his vasectomy reversed for a marriage. It isn't anywhere as easy as having one, it's microsurgery and it isn't always successful. So my friend went through it and it was time to take him home. My choice of routes was a very urban one with lots of stops and starts (ouch) or a little pass over a hill - sure, it was a toll road but it was nice and smooth. So off we went.
Other side of the tollbooth we discover that they had de-surfaced the road for repair and that underneath...was brick. Four miles of brick. And no turning around.
I hope his kids were worth it.
although it can be reversed, NHS England figures show that the success rate is only around 55 per cent.