Topic: Experience at MUSC..in Charleston SC.
I just have to vent.....We went twice to see the surgeon to have mom's liver resection at MUSC along with numerous phone calls, tests, etc. (teaching Hospital). We thought we had a "relationship" with this surgeon. We then took mom for her liver resection (which was not successful as they opened her up and saw that it had spread to her lymph nodes). When the surgeon came out to tell us that they could not successfully complete mom's surgery, naturally we were very upset, and he said he would tell mom. He said she would probably not be here in 6 months to a year. I just can't believe he NEVER came by to see mom as he was "not rounding that week." They were even going to discharge mom without even telling her what happened. I finally had to track down a physician and explained to him that mom did not even know her surgery was not successful. Then comes a "fellow", whom we had not even met, to tell mom the bad news. Also, since this is a teaching hospital, we had more than four "interns" come in and give us four different plans of care/discharge instructions. Her surgeon never did come by to see her and we go to a different surgeon for follow up. Is this what we have to look forward to? What the hell happened to compassion?