Tag: surgery

18 upstate hospitals, health centers agree to limit opioids prescribed after surgery 

By ELLEN ABBOTT • AUG 12, 2019 Dr. Jeffrey Albright. ELLEN ABBOTT /  WRVO PUBLIC MEDIA Surgeons from 18 upstate hospitals and health agencies hope changing the way they prescribe medication can impact the opioid crisis.  Dr. Jeffrey Albright, a surgeon at Upstate University Hospital, remembered when he was going through medical school almost 20 years ago. “It was still…

Cleared by doctors

Just about 17 months ago I had to have surgery on a valve in the blood vein in my leg. This is the second time a valve has failed in the same leg. The surgery site became infected with eight different bacteria and since then I have had to clean the site 1-2 times a…

This is where we’re at…

I just heard these words from my wound doctor who is also a vascular surgeon, “This is where we’re at… A year ago this month I had to have vascular surgery on my lower left leg due to a failed blood vessel valve. Since that time I have been going into the wound therapy clinic…