by Duluth News Tribune
December 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
The former Duluth neurosurgeon, disciplined for unethical and unprofessional conduct during his time at St. Luke’s, has apparently left his practices in Texas.
Tags: Health, st lukes 7 Comments »
I hope Dr. K. the best. I owe my ability to walk, stand, bend, use my hands, hold my head up, and in essence have a good quality of life to Dr. K.
It is my believe that a patient has more to say about how well a surgery or procedure will end up. I say this because it is up to the patient to continue with after care and be realistic in desired outcomes!
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So if he had punctured your aorta I would be interested to see how much say you would have had in that outcome…
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I think resigning the Texas position was the right move – it seemed like he left Duluth to escape lawsuits and accountability and didn’t bother to really tell anyone in Texas what had happened up here. If he was innocent of wrongdoing he should have stayed to clear his name rather than to slink off somewhere else. Patients have an absolute right to know about this kind of information, and it seemed clear that moving to Texas was an effort to conceal all that.
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Jerry Sandusky did a lot of good things at Penn State and with The Second Mile foundation he started. Does that excuse what he did? No.
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I had a cerebral Aneurism and was brought in for urgent surgery a few years ago. Dr. K was my primary doctor in this medical incident and my surgeon. Two other doctors from other hospitals were contacted for second opinions and both concurred with Dr. K’s diagnosis, treatment and recovery prognosis. The surgery went very well, his aftercare was very good and I am fully recovered, living and loving life. Did I just happen to catch Dr. K on a good day? I don’t know, but the man upstairs put my life in Dr. K’s hands for a good reason, apparently, and I thank him & Dr. K for my continuing life.
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I whole-heartedly believe those who say they’ve had good experiences with Dr. K were lucky. Too many people have been maimed for life, or have died, thanks to that man. A childhood friend lost her life much too young because of Dr. K’s gross negligence. He punctured her aorta during ‘routine’ surgery. And she bled to death. The care she received from him was far from quality – not to mention the young family he destroyed. He’s hurt so many others too. This man should not be allowed to practice medicine ANYWHERE.
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I am truly sorry for the loss of your friend. I have heard of some patients who have not been properly placed under anesthesia moving and making a routine procedure into a life and death struggle. I also know that there are surgeries where the patient is not completely under anesthesia one that comes to mind is an anterior cervical fusion, because the patient needs to respond to various commands from the surgeon (step on the gas, step on the brake, etc) and during those procedures a patient can move involuntarily. I do know that without his skill I would have a very poor quality of life.
I might have had Dr. K. on a good day myself.
Dr. K. performed four separate surgeries on me including a laminectomy of L3-L5 in 1998, an anterior cervical fusion C3-C5 in 1998(my bone was used), and carpal tunnel surgery both arms in 2006.
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