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Georgia J. Persky, RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC
Legal Nurse Consultant and Healthcare Executive
Harrison New York USA
phone: 914-552-2277
fax: 914-921-6467
Georgia Persky Legal Nurse Consultant Expert PhotoGeorgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, is a Columbia University trained nurse researcher with over 40 years of broad Clinical Nursing experience and 25 years of senior leadership in healthcare organizations. She has 20 years of Surgical Nursing and Operating Room experience. Dr. Persky has expertise in the micro issues in adult patient care and the broad management, quality, and regulatory issues in hospitals.

Background Experience - Dr. Persky served as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. For nine years, she was responsible for Patient Care Services, Risk and Quality Management and Patient Satisfaction for a 750 bed academic hospital. She directed a $200 million budget with 33 patient services units and Care Management, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Admitting Departments with 9 direct reports and 2,000 patient services FTEs.

Litigation Support - As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Quality Reviewer, Dr. Persky has investigated hundreds of Malpractice and Injury cases as a quality reviewer and can assist in legal case review with chronologies, timelines, and evidence based reports. She has testifying experience with human resource and employee discrimination cases with ability to attest to standards of care in clinical litigation. Dr. Persky's services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defense seeking an expert in nursing and patient care with a strong understanding of how hospitals work.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Nursing Standards of Care
  • Surgical and Perioperative Nursing
  • Quality and Risk Management
  • Fall and Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • Medical Device Safety
  • Hospital Policy and Procedure
  • Medication Safety
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Hospital Administration
  • State, Federal, Joint Commission Regulatory Compliance
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    Thousands of Medical Experts 250 Specialties
    6425 Christie Avenue, Suite 260
    Emeryville CA 94608
    phone: 800-275-8903
    fax: 510-985-7383
    AMFS is the nation's leading provider of medical expert witnesses. We maintain a network of thousands of actively practicing, board-certified physician medical experts as well as expert witnesses in all other health care related fields. Since 1990 we have provided medical expert witnesses to thousands of attorneys in thousands of cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal and other matters. Contact AMFS now for a free case analysis with our team of U.S. based Medical Directors.
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    Andrew J. Manganaro, MD, Inc.
    Andrew J. Manganaro, MD
    1821 Schnebly Road
    Xenia OH 45385
    phone: 937-725-0003
    Andrew J. Manganaro, MD has been a board certified Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon for more than 25 years. He has experience in all areas of adult cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery, and has cared for more than 10,000 patients in his practice.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Manganaro has more than 15 years of experience in medical expert opinions for both plaintiffs and defendants. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. He is licensed to practice in Ohio, Michigan, Delaware, New Mexico, Illinois, New York, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Pulmonary Surgery
    • Esophageal Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
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    3180 N Point Pkwy., Suite 205
    Alpharetta GA 30005
    phone: 770-777-4933 (Office) 770-362-6902 (Cell)
    Elbridge F. Bills, MD, FACOG, is a board certified OB/GYN with over 20 years of clinical experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Bills is a graduate of Emory Medical School and received a Master's degree in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida.

    With a full-time practice caring for and managing low and high risk pregnancies and deliveries, Dr. Bills also has an active gynecological practice including hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic procedures. He is licensed in both Georgia and Florida.

    Dr. Bills is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Bills offers expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defense. He is available for cases involving medical malpractice and other OB-GYN related injuries. His services include medical record review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Normal & High Risk Pregnancies
    • Hysteroscopic Gynecology
    • Laparoscopic Gynecology
    • Reconstructive and Robotic Surgery
  • Gynecological Ultrasound
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Testosterone Therapy
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    Alexander Marmureanu, MD
    100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 321
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    phone: 310-208-4400
    Alexander R. Marmureanu, MD, is a prominent Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, with a special expertise in the field of minimally invasive surgery where he developed and pioneered several techniques and procedures. He maintains a busy and active cardiothoracic surgery practice performing over 400 surgical cases per year with outstanding results.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Marmureanu provides expert witness case review for issues involving Cardiothoracic Medical Malpractice. His services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Education and Background Experience - Dr. Marmureanu completed his General Surgery Residency and a research fellowship at New York University Medical Center in New York City. He continued his surgical training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, also in New York City, where he was actively involved in the field of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery research. His cardiothoracic surgery fellowship was completed at UCLA, where he continued to practice as UCLA faculty/Clinical Instructor, and then joined Cedars Sinai Medical staff.

    Achievements - Dr. Marmureanu is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and has authored numerous research papers and clinical publications. He has built several very successful cardiothoracic surgery programs, and appeared as guest speaker on numerous TV and radio shows discussing the benefits of cutting edge surgical techniques as well as the advantages of minimally invasive surgery for the thoracic and cardiovascular patients. He is a member of multiple organizations Boards and committees, both nationally and internationally.

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    Dr. Joseph S. Carey
    Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
    3475 Torrance Blvd., Ste B
    Torrance CA 90503
    phone: 310-540-1011
    fax: 310-326-3994
    Dr. Joseph S. Carey, M.D. is a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon. He has served as a Clinical Professor at UCLA and is currently Clinical Professor of Surgery at UC Irvine. Since entering private practice, he has held appointments as Chairman of the Thoracic Surgery Sections at Santa Monica and Saint Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, and Torrance Memorial Hospital and Providence-Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. He currently has active staff privileges at Torrance Memorial, Providence-LCOM, Harbor-UCLA and Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach.

    Dr. Carey has served as a member of the National Database and Standards and Ethics Committees of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and has served on the Society's Council on Quality Assurance and Patient Advocacy. As a member, he has addressed quality issues in thoracic surgery programs at a national level, and has served as visiting reviewer at hospitals in California as well as other states. He has managed quality improvement programs funded by private foundations, and has published papers on practice standards and processes of care in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.
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    Cheickna Diarra, MD, FACS
    Atlanta GA USA
    phone: 404-561-7316
    Cheickna Diarra, MD, FACS, has over 13 years of experience trained in minimally invasive general surgery, bariatric surgery, and robotic surgery. He maintains a full time practice working as a minimally invasive general surgeon / robotic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta, Georgia.

    He is skilled in minimally invasive general surgery techniques, acute care surgery, and trauma surgery. Dr. Diarra has strong expertise in patient safety, bile duct injuries, bowel injury, and intraoperative complications. Having served as vice chief of surgery and as a member of the medical executive committee at Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad, New Mexico, he has dealt with numerous cases of medical negligence, patient injury, and other medico-legal issues.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Diarra provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He has been deposed, examined, and cross-examined many times. Dr. Diarra is an experienced chart reviewer and offers written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. He is licensed to practice in Georgia and New Mexico, and speaks English, French, and conversational Spanish.

    *Expert professional opinions expressed by Dr. Diarra are based on his own personal capacity and do not necessarily represent the views of Kaiser Permanente / The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG)

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Gallbladder Surgery Complications
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Upper and Lower Endoscopy
  • Complex Hernia Surgery
  • Bile Duct Injury
  • Bowel Injury
  • Medical Error Prevention / Patient Safety
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    Clive M. Segil, MD, FACS, FRCS
    17777 Ventura Blvd suite 230
    Los Angeles CA 91316
    phone: 818-342-5490
    fax: 818 342 5412
    Clive M. Segil, MD, FACS, FRCS is an internationally renowned Orthopedic Surgeon with 45 years of experience in the management of Musculoskeletal Disorders. He practices orthopedic surgery, treating all orthopedic conditions.

    Dr. Segil is on the staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, St Johns Hospital Medical Centre, Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

    He is in active practice in the Los Angeles, with offices in Century City, Encino, Lawndale, Glendale, Lancaster, Pomona. He is a past assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and a past Clinical Chief of Orthopedics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

    Dr. Segil completely understands the forensic system, is comfortable and confident in presentation and trial appearance, and is not intimidated by court proceedings. He has experience in all aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is familiar with the new changes in the Workers' Compensation arena, including using the AMA guidelines, the ACOEM guidelines, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery guidelines for spine problems.

    Dr. Segil testifies for defense and plaintiff cases with an unbiased, erudite, understandable, and logical argument to support the facts and evidence. He has provided unbiased, detailed, ratable, and credible reports concerning injured workers and has given an honest opinion as to their condition, causation, prognosis, disability, and apportionment in a precise organized manner.

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    260 Lee St. North
    Lewisburg WV 24901
    phone: 404-680-9898
    Stephen Cohen Colon Rectal Surgery Expert PhotoStephen M. Cohen, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, has over 25 years of experience and is double board certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal surgery. In his new position, Dr. Cohen is leading the way for improved surgical care in Southern West Virginia. He is starting a new surgical program while utilizing his general surgery, endoscopy, and leadership skills as Director of Acute Care Surgery at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

    Dr. Cohen was the first Board certified colon and rectal surgeon for the southern crescent area in Atlanta, Georgia. Many of his patients travel long distances to receive his high quality care, due to his unique ability to put patients and family at ease during difficult and often stressful times. Dr. Cohen is an innovator, pioneer, and pacesetter of emerging, developing, and innovative colorectal techniques. Painless hemorrhoid treatments, state-of-the-art incontinence procedures, and new paradigms in postoperative care are several of the interests that Dr. Cohen's patients receive in his quest to identify the newest and most advanced treatments available.

    An Associate Professor at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Cohen is active in teaching, educating, and collaborating with students and physicians both domestically and internationally, in which his passion is advocating for advances in colorectal diagnosis and treatment, promoting quality access, and maintaining affordability in the current healthcare debate.

    Dr. Cohen's Medical Legal Intoduction

    Litigation Support - Dr. Stephen Cohen is a leader in the field of colon and rectal surgery. He prides himself on keeping abreast about evidence-based medicine, and is a consultant for many medical-legal cases that require his particular skills for a fair and just review.

    Dr. Cohen has provided litigation support services to the legal industry for over 12 years. He has given over 100 depositions and made over 20 court appearances. ability to teach and educate a jury. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Colon Cancer
    • Colonoscopy
    • Diverticulitis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Infections
    • General Surgery
  • Colon / Rectal Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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    Medical malpractice is defined by Merriam-Webster as careless, wrong, or illegal actions by a doctor who is performing a professional duty. Most medical-legal cases are settled for a variety of reasons, however, those cases that make it to a court of law rely on experts to teach, train, and educate the jury.

    I was recently involved in a medical malpractice case that went against the physician. Remember, most malpractice cases are brought against a physician is in reality bad outcomes, as no one in the medical profession attempts to do the wrong thing to anyone. In this particular case, however, lack of communication and common sense led to a favorable plaintiff's verdict.

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    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC
    12081 W. Alameda Pkwy
    Suite 251
    Lakewood CO 80228
    phone: 720-308-7880
    fax: 303-988-3236
    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC is a Registered Nurse and has been working in the Emergency Department for more than 25 years. A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with a detail-oriented approach, Ms. Anderson is knowledgeable about all aspects of Hospital Care and Standards of Care for Physicians, Nurses and Ancillary Personnel.

    Ms. Anderson's background experience includes work in the Emergency Department of Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center, a level I Trauma Center and in the Emergency Department at Saint Anthony Hospital Central in Denver, Colorado, a level I Trauma Center where she helped initiate the Hyperbaric Medicine program. For 15 years, she worked as a staff RN, Charge RN and Assistant Nurse Manager in the Emergency Department at Littleton Adventist Hospital - Littleton, Colorado, a level II Trauma Center. There, she helped with the expansion and reconstruction of the current Emergency Department facility.

    Ms. Anderson has been retained as an Expert 27 times. Her litigation support services include chart review for merit, chronologies, medical care research, Independent Medical Assessments, and more. Ms. Anderson's services are available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Emergency Department Care
    • Inpatient Hospital Care
    • Trauma, Cardiac, Neurological Emergency
    • Adult, Pediatric, and Infant Care
  • Triage & Documentation
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Worker's Compensation
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    Eugene J. Strasser, MD, JD , FACS, ACLM
    1505 N. University Dr.
    Suite 100
    Coral Springs FL 33071
    phone: 954-755-3888
    fax: 954-755-0742
    Eugene Strasser, MD, JD , FACS, ACLM, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 35+ years of experience. Dr. Strasser is a graduate of the the University of Maryland School of Medicine & The Sheppard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. He trained at the world renowned R. Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland & finished General Surgery training at York Hospital in York, PA. He completed his Plastic Surgery residency at Albany Medical Center in New York and is board certified in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Strasser's work is published in multiple professional journals & magazines and is on staff at several local hospitals. He serves as Chief of Staff at The Outpatient Surgery Center in Coral Springs, Florida.

    Areas of Expertise
    • Cosmetic Surgery - Face, Eyes, Brow, Nose, Ears, Lips, Neck, Breast, Body, Scalp, Extremities
    • Liposuction, Breast-augmentation,lift,reduction, Body Contouring, Abdominoplasty, (Buttock,Arms,Thigh,Body lift), Vaginal Rejuvenation,Dermabrasion/Peels,Injectables
    • Reconstructive Surgery - Post Traumatic, Burns, Cancer Removal, Wound Healing, Scars, Ulcers
    • Breast Reconstruction
    Memberships and Affiliations:
    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • Florida Medical Association
    • Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • American College of Legal Medicine
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    James P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS
    233 College Avenue
    Suite 301
    Lancaster PA 17602
    phone: (717) 394-4637
    fax: (717) 842-3634 (efax)
    James Argires Neurosurgical Spine Expert PhotoJames P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS, is a Neurosurgical and Spine Specialist with over 47 years of experience treating brain tumors, aneurysms, metastatic disease, and other brain disorders through accurate diagnosis, precision medical procedures, and effective rehabilitation.

    Dr. Argires' expertise is in diagnosing brain and spine injury through comprehensive neurological exams that include advanced diagnostic imaging such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), and Arteriogram.

    Background - Dr. Argires is a Graduate of the University of Alabama Medical School. He is a Member of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Past President of the PA State Neurosurgery Society and Mid- Atlantic Neurosurgery Society. Dr. Argires is currently on staff at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Argires provides expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. His services include Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), Medical Reviews, Narrative Reports, objective opinions, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary. His services encompass all phases of the medicolegal process, including evaluating whether the standard of care was met or breached, testifying in court, or assessing damages based on negligence and resulting injury.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Brain Tumors
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Brain Lesions
    • Nerve Surgery
    • Spine Pain
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Carotid Artery Blockage
  • Metastatic Disease
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
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    Joel W. Consolo, DPM
    50 Victoria Dr.
    Tiffin OH 44883
    phone: 419-447-6718 (Home) 419-618-6085 (Cell)
    Joel Consolo, DPM is a Board Certified Podiatrist, American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery, with expertise in Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery.

    Dr. Consolo has been in private practice in Ohio since 1999. Since 1997, he has served as Active Surgery Staff at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, and since 2001, has acted as Staff Physician at several nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Ohio.

    Dr. Consolo has extensive experience in Forefoot/Rearfoot Reconstructive Surgery. His practice has an emphasis on infections of the foot, diabetic footcare - including wounds, trauma - including fractures and dislocations, and dermatology of the lower extremity. Dr. Consolo also has a special interest in all pathological conditions of the foot and ankle. A Fellow of the American College of Lower Extremitiy Surgeons, he has expertise in Sports Injuries, including foot and ankle sprains, stress fractures, heel pain, and all sports trauma.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Consolo provides expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical malpractice case review, thorough report writing, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Foot and Ankle Orthopedics
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Foot Trauma
    • Diabetes
  • Foot Wound Care
  • Sports Injuries
  • Dermatology
  • Foot and Ankle Pathology
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    William L. Duncan, Jr., MD, FACS
    phone: 1-844-843-4733
    fax: 1-844-843-4733
    William L. Duncan, Jr., MD, FACS, is a Board Certified Urologist and available as an expert witness and consultant involving Urology, its diseases, treatments, and complications. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

    After 5 years in private practice with Southwest Urology Clinic in McComb, MS, Dr. Duncan opened his own practice, Duncan Urology, PLLC, in 2014. He currently serves on the Executive Committee at Southwest Regional Medical Center and is the President of the Association of Mississippi Urologists.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Duncan practices evidence-based medicine and provides objective evidence to support his opinions. He can assist with both plaintiff and defense matters. Dr. Duncan's services include medical record review for causation and standard of care, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Dr. Duncan has particular expertise in Robotic and Laparoscopic cases. As a leader in sacral neuromodulation (Interstim device), he has unique experience with its indications, surgical technique, and potential complications. Dr. Duncan has additional expertise involving wound issues, skin issues, and skin breakdown related to urine exposure and urine catheter issues seen in nursing homes, hospitals, and other short and long-term care facilities. He also is available as an expert and consults on vaginal mesh and pelvic mesh cases.

    Specific Areas of Expertise:
    • Surgical Standard of Care
    • Vasectomy / Vasectomy Reversal Complications
    • Nursing Home / Urine Exposure
    • Penile Implant Complications
    • Vaginal Mesh
    • Pelvic Mesh
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Dyspareunia Painful Intercourse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Interstim
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Urologic Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Complications
  • Pelvic Prolapse
  • Cystocele
  • Rectocele
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    Sasha M. Demos, MD, PhD
    Naperville IL USA
    phone: 630-373-2585
    Sasha M. Demos, MD, PhD, is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at Edward Hospital in the Chicago area. With a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she focused on the areas of Drug Delivery Systems and Ultrasonic Imaging.

    Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Demos served as Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia and was a member of the pediatric anesthesia team for many years. She has authored multiple manuscripts in the areas of liposomes, ultrasound contrast agents, and targeted therapies, and has a patent for her research and development of Acoustically Reflective Liposomes for Tissue Specific Ultrasonic Enhancement. She currently holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Demos provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Her services include medical record review, reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Airway Management
    • Failed Intubation
    • Epidural and Spinal Anesthesia
    • Obstetrical Anesthesia
    • General Anesthesia
    • Regional Anesthesia
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Surgical Fires
  • Drug Errors
  • Positioning Injuries
  • Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications
  • Sedation Complications Outside of the OR
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