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Old 11-06-2003, 01:54 PM   #1
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Dr. Michael Marcaccio has been awarded a 2003 Cornerstone Award from Hamilton Health Sciences. For the write-up on Dr. M, see:
http://www.hamiltonhealth.ca/donor_c...sult.asp?id=40

"The Cornerstone Awards recognize staff and supporters who go above and beyond in making Hamilton Health Sciences a better hospital for patients, families and colleagues. The awards are presented by Hamilton Health Sciences and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, in partnership with the Hamilton Spectator."
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Old 11-06-2003, 01:54 PM   #2
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Dr. Michael Marcaccio has been awarded a 2003 Cornerstone Award from Hamilton Health Sciences. For the write-up on Dr. M, see:
http://www.hamiltonhealth.ca/donor_c...sult.asp?id=40

"The Cornerstone Awards recognize staff and supporters who go above and beyond in making Hamilton Health Sciences a better hospital for patients, families and colleagues. The awards are presented by Hamilton Health Sciences and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, in partnership with the Hamilton Spectator."
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Old 11-06-2003, 02:38 PM   #3
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Sure glad he was Gord's surgeon!!!
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Old 11-06-2003, 02:38 PM   #4
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Sure glad he was Gord's surgeon!!!
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Old 11-06-2003, 05:48 PM   #5
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As well he should! In my book,he performed a near miracle! I wish Maurice Gibb's surgeon could have been that smart.
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Old 11-07-2003, 05:57 AM   #6
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I would imagine being the surgeon or doctor of a famous person must be extrememly stressful especially if the patient dies on you.

Barry Gibb said they were gonna sue the hospital involved because they failed to correct his heart condition first, never did hear about the outcome of that.

I'm sure Gord's surgeon must have been quaking in his boots pulling out every single rabbit from the hat to save Gord.

Additionally I am also convinced that Gord's surgeon who is chief of surgery for all 3 hospitals had some pull in getting my own father into the operating room at HGH when my dad suffered his aneurism as well.
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Old 11-07-2003, 05:57 AM   #7
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I would imagine being the surgeon or doctor of a famous person must be extrememly stressful especially if the patient dies on you.

Barry Gibb said they were gonna sue the hospital involved because they failed to correct his heart condition first, never did hear about the outcome of that.

I'm sure Gord's surgeon must have been quaking in his boots pulling out every single rabbit from the hat to save Gord.

Additionally I am also convinced that Gord's surgeon who is chief of surgery for all 3 hospitals had some pull in getting my own father into the operating room at HGH when my dad suffered his aneurism as well.
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Old 11-07-2003, 10:22 PM   #8
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
As well he should! In my book,he performed a near miracle! I wish Maurice Gibb's surgeon could have been that smart.

Or John Ritter's. I don't blame the doctor, but it sounds like Ritter died of something very similar to what Gord had. Both had tearing and subsequent bleeding in parts of their aortas, though GL's was abdominal and Ritter's was closer to his heart. Perhaps Ritter's was more severe and harder to repair, but I cannot help but wonder if it was just a matter of GL being diagnosed and treated in time while the Ritter's condition not being realized till it was too late.
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Old 11-07-2003, 10:22 PM   #9
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
As well he should! In my book,he performed a near miracle! I wish Maurice Gibb's surgeon could have been that smart.

Or John Ritter's. I don't blame the doctor, but it sounds like Ritter died of something very similar to what Gord had. Both had tearing and subsequent bleeding in parts of their aortas, though GL's was abdominal and Ritter's was closer to his heart. Perhaps Ritter's was more severe and harder to repair, but I cannot help but wonder if it was just a matter of GL being diagnosed and treated in time while the Ritter's condition not being realized till it was too late.
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Old 11-07-2003, 10:52 PM   #10
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Actually, Gord's was NOT the aorta but an aneurysm between his liver and pancreas. Whether there was a slow hidden tearing - like John Ritter's - or a sudden rupture is unclear from the reports I've read. In both cases they were rare forms and difficult to identify and treat successfully.
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Old 11-07-2003, 10:52 PM   #11
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Actually, Gord's was NOT the aorta but an aneurysm between his liver and pancreas. Whether there was a slow hidden tearing - like John Ritter's - or a sudden rupture is unclear from the reports I've read. In both cases they were rare forms and difficult to identify and treat successfully.
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Old 11-08-2003, 02:51 AM   #12
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quote:Originally posted by Auburn Annie:
Actually, Gord's was NOT the aorta but an aneurysm between his liver and pancreas. Whether there was a slow hidden tearing - like John Ritter's - or a sudden rupture is unclear from the reports I've read. In both cases they were rare forms and difficult to identify and treat successfully.

True, Gord's aneurysm was between his liver and pancreas, but it was to his ABDOMINAL aorta. The abdominal aorta which is a continuation the thoracic aorta, starts at the diaphram runs the entire length of the abdomen until it ends by spliting into two to form the common iliac arteries. The abdominal aorta carries oxiginated blood to all the abdominal and pelvic organs (-i.e. liver and pancreas) and to the legs.
I believe Ritter's tear was to his thoracic aorta.
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Old 11-08-2003, 02:51 AM   #13
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quote:Originally posted by Auburn Annie:
Actually, Gord's was NOT the aorta but an aneurysm between his liver and pancreas. Whether there was a slow hidden tearing - like John Ritter's - or a sudden rupture is unclear from the reports I've read. In both cases they were rare forms and difficult to identify and treat successfully.

True, Gord's aneurysm was between his liver and pancreas, but it was to his ABDOMINAL aorta. The abdominal aorta which is a continuation the thoracic aorta, starts at the diaphram runs the entire length of the abdomen until it ends by spliting into two to form the common iliac arteries. The abdominal aorta carries oxiginated blood to all the abdominal and pelvic organs (-i.e. liver and pancreas) and to the legs.
I believe Ritter's tear was to his thoracic aorta.
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Old 11-08-2003, 11:15 AM   #14
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Missed that - I would have thought it would have been reported as a AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) which is not uncommon. They kept saying it was a rare occurrence, so I thought it was a simple aneurysm (weakness) along an artery between the liver and pancreas. Not that it matters at this point - they found it and fixed it.
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Old 11-08-2003, 11:15 AM   #15
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quote:Originally posted by Gord:

Barry Gibb said they were gonna sue the hospital involved because they failed to correct his heart condition first, never did hear about the outcome of that.

I have heard Robin Gibb discuss this in interviews. He says that it is Maurice's widow (Yvonne) who has to instigate proceedings.

Reading between the lines from what Robin has said, it seems only a matter of time before this will happen.
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Old 11-08-2003, 11:15 AM   #16
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Missed that - I would have thought it would have been reported as a AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) which is not uncommon. They kept saying it was a rare occurrence, so I thought it was a simple aneurysm (weakness) along an artery between the liver and pancreas. Not that it matters at this point - they found it and fixed it.
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quote:Originally posted by Gord:

Barry Gibb said they were gonna sue the hospital involved because they failed to correct his heart condition first, never did hear about the outcome of that.

I have heard Robin Gibb discuss this in interviews. He says that it is Maurice's widow (Yvonne) who has to instigate proceedings.

Reading between the lines from what Robin has said, it seems only a matter of time before this will happen.
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Old 11-08-2003, 04:58 PM   #18
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If it ends up on Court TV,I'd definetly view it. It may take two years or so but there could not possibly be any way the Dr. is not guilty. I'm not in medicine and even I know you don't operate on someone unless their heart is stable,especially after an attack.
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