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Patient Spotlight – Natalie

Not all the patients that we see are here for elective surgery. In fact, as part of his privileges, Dr. Tsuda must be on call at the hospital periodically. When we get the call, it’s usually something urgent. In fact, Natalie arrived at the hospital with potentially life-threatening diaphragm and intestinal issues. Dr. Tsuda was called into take care of the problem.

In an interesting twist, when Natalie came to our office to film these videos, we realized that she had never properly “met” Dr. Tsuda. Since we were operating on her in an emergency setting, there was no time for the usual pleasantries or initial consultation.