Monthly Archives: October 2017

Patient saved from unnecessary thyroid operation – MF – March 2015

MF (Fernandez), 63 years old, female, with a 3-cm thyroid nodule on the right. Told to have an operation before consulting me for a second opinion in March 2015. I did a needle evaluation and aspiration.  I got 3 cc … Continue reading

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What are the forbidden foods after an operation?

In my more than 35 years of surgical practice, a very common question being asked of me after an operation: “Anung bawal kainin?”  What are the forbidden foods after an operation? I have always wondered why patients would ask this question. … Continue reading

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ROJoson’s Patients Advised Against Unnecessary Operations and Procedures – A Registry – A Resumption

In December 22, 2013, I blogged to establish a registry of patients whom I have advised against an operation and procedure which I think was not necessary. See below. October 21, 2017, I will resume this project. As I have … Continue reading

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Cancer of the Appendix – 2017

Recently, September 2017, I encountered a patient with cancer of the appendix. This is rare.   This is most likely my third case of cancer of the appendix in my more than 30 years of surgical practice. (Note: I have also … Continue reading

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Thyroid patient saved from surgery – rabendan – 2017

Ms. R. Abendan, 68-year-old Filipina, consulted me in February 2017 for a second opinion.  She was advised a thyroid operation by another surgeon. When I saw the patient, my impression was a multiple colloid adenomatous goiter.  I did a needle … Continue reading

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Thyroid patient saved from surgery -mdavid – 2016

Ms. M. David, 55-year-old Filipina, consulted me in late 2016 for a second opinion.  She was advised a thyroid operation by another surgeon.  Her son,  a medical student in the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, referred her to … Continue reading

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Effect of Facebook and Blogs – 17oct20

There will be positive and negative effects of social media like Facebook and blogs. There will be benefits and risks. I have to accept these when I involve myself in social media. Below is an example of a positive effect. … Continue reading

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