Joan Rivers’ death and the huge risks of ‘elective surgery complications’

Joan Rivers Elective Surgery

Joan Rivers Elective Surgery Complications

Joan Rivers’ death and the
huge risks of
‘elective surgery complications’

By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete

(Healingtalks) Are there huge risks with seemingly minor elective surgery, including plastic surgery, and due to potential complications? When I was in my 30’s, I nearly died as a result of a so-called minor and simple hydrocele operation. While under the general anesthetic, sodium pentathol, I went into convulsions, and could have also gone into cardiac arrest.

How Joan Rivers lost her life

The legendary comedian, Joan Rivers, lost her life, going a similarly minor procedure but where she suddenly went into respiratory and cardiac arrest at  a Manhattan clinic. Rivers had decided on this elective procedure, known as endoscopy, in order to evaluate her vocal cords which had become hoarse. This elective medical protocol is, however, usually done under a general anesthetic.

Seniors loosing life after surgery not uncommon

A Harvard Study showed that nearly a third of the 1.8 million Medicare recipients who were 65  or older had surgery in the year before their deaths, This was accordng to a study published online in the mainstream medical journal The Lancet.

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