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(NYPost)   Remember last week's headline saying that NJ governor Chris Christie's weight loss surgeon must be the "worst doctor in the world"?   (nypost.com) divider line 52
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2013-05-13 01:42:50 AM
Tang
 
2013-05-13 01:55:26 AM
No, i don't.
 
2013-05-13 01:56:59 AM
No...
 
2013-05-13 01:59:07 AM
I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.
 
2013-05-13 02:01:59 AM

proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.


To be fair, I'm quite certain Dr. Pepper probably played a small part in those situations.
 
2013-05-13 02:03:30 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.

To be fair, I'm quite certain Dr. Pepper probably played a small part in those situations.


Mr. Pibb could be sued for malpractice cuz the dude didn't even get his degree
 
2013-05-13 02:04:30 AM

proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.


Their weight issues don't preclude him from being held accountable for negligence or malpractice.
 
2013-05-13 02:05:28 AM
www.sitcomsonline.com

What a Fielding in NY may look like.
 
2013-05-13 02:05:34 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.

To be fair, I'm quite certain Dr. Pepper probably played a small part in those situations.


RC went to town
Pepsi cola knocked him down
7 Up picked him up and
Dr Pepper fixed him up


/Sorry I go back to sleep now...
 
2013-05-13 02:08:09 AM
So vote republican.
 
2013-05-13 02:12:46 AM

miss diminutive: proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.

Their weight issues don't preclude him from being held accountable for negligence or malpractice.


Unless he has a good lawyer.
 
2013-05-13 02:13:51 AM
Well, I'm sure Governor Christie is glad to be made aware of all this for the first time.
 
2013-05-13 02:13:55 AM
Dr. Pepper

[iseewhatyoudidtherejpeg] etc etc.
 
2013-05-13 02:45:47 AM

proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.


We have these things call "autopsies" and they can often do a damn good job of determining cause of death, and just because someone is fat doesn't mean a doctor can't fark up and kill someone quicker than if they didn't see that doctor.
 
2013-05-13 02:46:33 AM
Gotham City is in New Jersey.
 
2013-05-13 02:52:05 AM
Chris went with his "gut instincts" on his decision to use Dr. Fielding rather than track record.
 
2013-05-13 02:56:34 AM
RIP? Oh wait, it's too soon. Sorry, it's fark.
 
2013-05-13 03:06:18 AM
Ignore the nay-sayers.  I remember.
 
2013-05-13 03:06:31 AM
So, someone stole Conrad Murray's crown...because someone is still fat but not dead?
 
2013-05-13 03:09:00 AM

SamWaters: Chris went with his "gut instincts" on his decision to use Dr. Fielding rather than track record.


To be fair, that was a LOT of instincts.
 
2013-05-13 03:09:20 AM

BarkingUnicorn: miss diminutive: proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.

Their weight issues don't preclude him from being held accountable for negligence or malpractice.

Unless he has a good lawyer.


Or the right political connections....
 
2013-05-13 03:19:32 AM
5000 operations? Less than 50 deaths resulting in a lawsuit?

Considering the high-risk nature of the patients he does pretty good work.

I have respect for Huckabee dropping over a hundred pounds by diet and exercise. I look at Christi and see 50 years of hearty meals of pasta and pizza.

/Meanwhile I won't be eating again until Tuesday night
//Fasting gets easier when you learn how to distract yourself from hunger.
 
2013-05-13 03:41:07 AM
From how few posts there are in this thread, there used to be a lot of former farkers that knew this guy on a professional basis.
 
2013-05-13 03:42:41 AM
So, remember when turns out smokin' hot about that, yeah.
 
2013-05-13 03:50:14 AM
Wait so Christie has weight loss surgery? Did someone tell him that he needed to lose weight in order to run in 2016?
 
2013-05-13 03:58:13 AM
But what does this have to do with...well...ANYTHING?
 
2013-05-13 04:20:35 AM

A Terrible Human: Wait so Christie has weight loss surgery? Did someone tell him that he needed to lose weight in order to run in 2016?


Ding. Ding. Ding. We have a winnah!

Would you like Rice Pilaf or mashed potatoes as a side starch with your chicken dinner prize?

Christie could just be doing this for personal/health reasons but I strongly suspect he wants to run in 2016 and knows he's gonna have to get fit to stand a chance and that means starting now.

The rubber band treatment thingy is kinda risky but so far CC says he's lost 40 pounds and if he incorporates a fitness and healthier diet into his regime this could work out well for him.

I don't agree with Christie a lot on political issues but I do have a certain respect for the man and I honestly wish him well in this endeavor.
 
2013-05-13 04:50:19 AM

wildcardjack: 5000 operations? Less than 50 deaths resulting in a lawsuit?

Considering the high-risk nature of the patients he does pretty good work.

I have respect for Huckabee dropping over a hundred pounds by diet and exercise. I look at Christi and see 50 years of hearty meals of pasta and pizza.

/Meanwhile I won't be eating again until Tuesday night
//Fasting gets easier when you learn how to distract yourself from hunger.


Well, we don't know how many of these suits are genuine, and we also don't know how many cases the doc botched that never went to court, or even to a settlement under a non-disclosure clause.

My inclination, even as a lawyer, is to side with a doc, but there ARE some really shiatty ones out there.

We lawyers WILL disbar you for farking up...at least here in Massachusetts.  Doctors, on the other hand, often view "we don't play golf with HIM any more" as sufficient professional punishment.  Or the pull the Catholic move, and yank his permission at the local hospital...whereupon he goes to another state, and does the exact same things there.
 
2013-05-13 04:57:08 AM

Bane of Broone: SamWaters: Chris went with his "gut instincts" on his decision to use Dr. Fielding rather than track record.

To be fair, that was a LOT of instincts.


The technical term is "baker's dozen".
 
2013-05-13 05:07:22 AM
img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-05-13 06:47:53 AM
www.luisescobarblog.com
 
2013-05-13 07:39:12 AM
he took advice from Rex Ryan?

/shudder
 
2013-05-13 07:40:57 AM
 
2013-05-13 08:07:57 AM
I don't give Murdoch media free clicks. Can someone summarize?
 
2013-05-13 08:11:58 AM

puckrock2000: wildcardjack:
I have respect for Huckabee dropping over a hundred pounds by diet and exercise.

If you believe Huckabee lost over 100 pounds in 9 months just by diet and exercise, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.


Guh. Lengthy screed is lengthy. What's this blogger's interest in the matter anyway?

It's not like the surgery is some sort of miracle. Of the three people I know who have gotten it:
1. Is now slightly less turgid, but still obese.
2. Lost a gross amount of weight (think deflated balloon) by following post-op instructions to the letter. One year later, started eating crap again. Gained back most of the weight.
3. Continued eating as before surgery, against medical advice. Still huge, but now with legendary stench added. Apparently, post-op guts don't like pasta.

Believe it or not, it is possible for some folks to lose a lot of weight just by eating  less than 2000 cal/day for a while.
Kinda like the rest of us do, who don't weigh 500 lbs.
 
2013-05-13 08:17:51 AM
I thought post-surgical weight loss was supposed to be more drastic than 40 lbs. I suspect he may not be following his post op diet strictly.

E5bie: It's not like the surgery is some sort of miracle. Of the three people I know who have gotten it:
1. Is now slightly less turgid, but still obese.
2. Lost a gross amount of weight (think deflated balloon) by following post-op instructions to the letter. One year later, started eating crap again. Gained back most of the weight.
3. Continued eating as before surgery, against medical advice. Still huge, but now with legendary stench added. Apparently, post-op guts don't like pasta


See, that's the problem with the surgery. It does nothing to fix a food addiction. So unless you pair it with some serious addiction therapy, you are going to fail.

I knew a 2. She is now larger than she was pre-op, with all the scars from her skin removal surgery, which have stretched and look... unpleasant.
 
2013-05-13 08:38:45 AM

puckrock2000: If you believe Huckabee lost over 100 pounds in 9 months just by diet and exercise, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.


Reading that is like watching loose change.
 
2013-05-13 08:40:34 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.

To be fair, I'm quite certain Dr. Pepper probably played a small part in those situations.


I drink Dr. Bob, only 65 cents!!!!
 
2013-05-13 08:41:11 AM
Christie said "He told me he's done over 5,000 of the surgeries and he had the surgery himself. He kinda sold me in this respect."

What, did he actually perform it on himself? That would certainly impress me.
 
2013-05-13 09:18:03 AM
Some of these guys make Nick Rivera look positively top notch.
It's not even a case of not doing your homework and looking up the death rate these guys rack up.
In most cases where there is a judgement that goes against the doctor, the records are sealed and to obtain the financial award the plaintiff must agree to a gag order.
So, although you may have a progressive state that lists the different problems with different doctors, these murders might not show up.
THEN if they just cant raise their rates enough to pay for the malpractice insurance, they close the practice and begin teaching.  OR if they've got really big balls, they begin doing Medical Audits for the insurance companies and appearing as expert witnesses in legal video or in court.
About that progressive thing - I was able to find CT's "Page of Shame" regarding doctors brought up on malpractice issues, I've never been able to find it again.  It's there I'm sure, it's just really difficult to find (YMMV)
 
2013-05-13 09:34:10 AM

Archae hippy: puckrock2000: If you believe Huckabee lost over 100 pounds in 9 months just by diet and exercise, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

Reading that is like watching loose change.


That may be, but it is widely known that Huckabee got the surgery. He even gained the weight back like usually happens with the surgery.
 
2013-05-13 10:08:53 AM
"rapped for his entrepreneurial approach"

Worst. Rap. Evar.
 
2013-05-13 10:19:44 AM

E5bie: Guh. Lengthy screed is lengthy.


Cliff Notes: Huckabee lost weight at rate generally only seen in people who've had the surgery and done well with it. No one in a good-sized study lost weight at the Huckabee rate with just D&E.

namegoeshere: See, that's the problem with the surgery. It does nothing to fix a food addiction.


In some cases, it's just an appetite system that is set for feast-and-famine conditions, but we're in a land of constant feasts. Kill the appetite -- the surgery often helps reduce hunger hormones -- and many fat people would find it easy to lose weight.

Unfortunately, the surgery only seems to affect the appetite in some people. In others it doesn't at all, and they have horrible post-surgical experiences, and in still others it works for a while but then the hunger hormones resurge and people gain weight again. Huckabee was on The Daily Show recently and looked pretty large.
 
2013-05-13 10:35:01 AM

X-boxershorts: I don't give Murdoch media free clicks. Can someone summarize?


The doc has a been sued for killing 4 patients (malpractice)
 
2013-05-13 10:48:21 AM

proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.


They choose to have a very risky surgery. I'll bet the doctor has signed statements saying he's gone through the risks in detail with them.
 
2013-05-13 11:02:35 AM
I've lost 30 since Jan 21, from counting calories alone.
 
2013-05-13 01:01:18 PM
media.tumblr.com
Relieved.
 
2013-05-13 02:15:56 PM

miss diminutive: proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.

Their weight issues don't preclude him from being held accountable for negligence or malpractice.


If you ask a doctor about that, chances are they won't agree with you about it.

MASSIVELY increased risk for obese patients, even on completely routine procedures.
 
2013-05-13 02:53:33 PM

12349876: proteus_b: I find it humorous that people who weigh four to five hundred pounds will die and that people will blame a <i> doctor </i> for their demise.

We have these things call "autopsies" and they can often do a damn good job of determining cause of death, and just because someone is fat doesn't mean a doctor can't fark up and kill someone quicker than if they didn't see that doctor.


Especially if said doctor doesn't review his own labs and inform the patient of pre-existing medical conditions that can adversely affect the surgery. Informed consent kinda sorta exists for a reason, even for obese people.
 
2013-05-13 02:57:38 PM

puckrock2000: wildcardjack:
I have respect for Huckabee dropping over a hundred pounds by diet and exercise.

If you believe Huckabee lost over 100 pounds in 9 months just by diet and exercise, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.


Um... close friend of mine has lost 50lbs in 3 months, just by diet and exercise, so it is possible. I've never seen any fat Huckabee pics, so can't say his story is true, but I can attest that if someone makes the effort of changing their diet and lifestyle and dedicates an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes a day to a serious workout plan (and doesn't skip the gym because <insert lame ass excuse>), it can absolutely be done.
 
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