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November 13, 2014 -

POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Right breast carcinoma, prophylactic removal of left breast

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October 02, 2014 -

Preoperative Diagnosis

  1. Left hip open wound
  2. Left hip recurrent dislocation of the hip prosthesis

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September 04, 2014 -

Preoperative Diagnosis: Incarcerated right inguinal hernia

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August 13, 2014 -

Preoperative Diagnosis: Acute cholelithiasis, acute cholecystitis, elevated SGOT and SGPT

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August 01, 2014 - HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: The patient’s congestive heart failure has been stable on the current regimen. Diabetes type II, A1c improved with increased doses of NPH insulin.
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July 16, 2014 -

Preoperative Diagnosis
Critical right carotid artery stenosis

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July 02, 2014 -

Diagnosis: Trigger finger, left third finger, secondary to primary chronic gout of the left hand

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June 18, 2014 - A 35 year-old-female presents to the emergency department accompanied by her husband with complaints of dyspnea, mid-line chest pain, and rib pain on the left side for the past four days. She appears to be in moderate distress.
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June 04, 2014 -

Preoperative Diagnosis: Complete heart block

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May 07, 2014 -


  1. Cervical spinal cord stimulator permanent placement
  2. Revision of the previous lumbar internal generator

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April 23, 2014 -

History of Present Illness: The patient is a 47-year-old woman who was first seen at this hospital over a month ago complaining of abdominal pain.

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April 03, 2014 -

HISTORY: This 23-year-old patient received uncomplicated prenatal care in my office, with the exception of mild hemorrhoids, until yesterday when she noted decreased fetal movement.
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March 13, 2014 -

Preoperative Diagnoses

  1. Impotence, longstanding
  2. Diabetes mellitus, longstanding

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February 26, 2014 -

Chief Compliant
This known patient presented for her annual preventive exam.

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January 24, 2014 - The patient is a 54-year-old male presenting with a history of chronic, persistent low back pain which failed conservative management. Preoperative imaging studies revealed the above-noted abnormalities. After a detailed review of operative indications, methods, potential benefits, risks, and reasonable alternatives, the patient expressed understanding and elected to proceed with the procedure as noted above.
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January 06, 2014 - The patient is a 45-year old male, non-smoker, with a 4-month history of low back pain with unremitting right leg symptoms, including weakness, numbness and tingling, and was found on MRI to have L4-L5 disc herniation on the right side with myelopathy.
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