Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Today we went to Boston to meet with Dr Hasselgren at Beth Israel Hospital. He was very nice and very thorough. He answered all our questions and was very reassuring! Adrenal surgeries are very rare in general...out of the 450 endocrine related surgeries he does per year...15-20 are adrenalectomies. Of those 15-20, only 2-3 are pheochromocytoma. Those are good numbers based on our research, even though these numbers are small.
He has a specific team of doctors he works with on these cases and is very familiar with the special needs of preparing for this type of tumor removal!
If all goes well I will be in the hopital for 3-4 days I will either remain in the recovery room or go to ICU overnight.