- HEALTH TRACKER
I do travel to Omaha annually for follow-ups with my surgeon and all through the year I fax or email labs to him and he always responds quickly. I think it is important to maintain a relationship with your surgeon. I say this for a couple of reasons. First, the DS is not in mainstream medicine and one never knows when you will need the advice of your surgeon on a serious matter or have your surgeon explain the DS to an ER doc. All through the years since having surgery little questions have popped up here and there that either I, or one of my physicians needed his advice on. Things like medication absorption, abdominal pain and the like. It is mighty reassuring when one has a raging staph infection to hear your surgeon tell you the antibiotic that the hospital has you taking is OK. Particularly when the prescribing physician is unsure.
Now whether you can maintain that relationship over time without ever seeing your surgeon is an individual matter. I like my annual trek to Omaha. It gives me a chance to see my friends out there, go to Dr. Anthone's support group, oh and yeah, see Dr. Anthone!