Avera Medical Minute: Every Surgery Has Risks Live 2/17/10
Complications involved with any surgery.
When a well known person dies from a usually "routine" surgical procedure a lot of questions seem to follow, regarding the safety of that operation. That's been the case following the death of Congressman John Murtha after complications that developed during surgery to remove his gallbladder.
Dr. Kimberlee McKay from Avera McKennan Hospital joins us now to talk about risk in surgery. Statistics show you likely won't die from a laproscopic procedure like this what happened.