Patricia L. Figert, MD

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While the surgeon, Patricia Figert MD was very qualified for the hernia repair itself, she used very poor judgement by ordering a bladder catheter after I was anesthesized. Catheters are no longer needed for these 45-50 minute routine hernia repairs and are risky and painful for the patient. A relic from the past, indwelling catheters involve a nurse lubricating a large tube (pencil-sized) and using her hand to force 8 to 12 inches of this tube to reach the bladder. The a balloon is inflated inside the bladder. But often times the urethra or bladder is damaged. And the very least the patient must deal with urethtra trauma and worse urinary retention issues. You could try to opt-out, but Dr. Figert seems to resist changing from her bad habits. And she feels the risk to the patient from bladder catherterization is a risk that she is comfortable taking. So she does NOT inform the patient of her intent to unnessarily catheterize them. So you may want to find a different general surgeon. Good luck to you.

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While the surgeon, Patricia Figert MD was very qualified for the hernia repair itself, she used very poor judgement by ordering a bladder catheter after I was anesthesized. Catheters are no longer needed for these 45-50 minute routine hernia repairs and are risky and painful for the patient. A relic from the past, indwelling catheters involve a nurse lubricating a large tube (pencil-sized) and using her hand to force 8 to 12 inches of this tube to reach the bladder. The a balloon is inflated inside the bladder. But often times the urethra or bladder is damaged. And the very least the patient must deal with urethtra trauma and worse urinary retention issues. You could try to opt-out, but Dr. Figert seems to resist changing from her bad habits. And she feels the risk to the patient from bladder catherterization is a risk that she is comfortable taking. So she does NOT inform the patient of her intent to unnessarily catheterize them. So you may want to find a different general surgeon. Good luck to you.

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