Ptnt asked if he could be awake during procedure. He was told "there's something I can do with the spine" that was it. It was not an emergency; it was, as learned from multiple doctors, something that could be done while awake. There was no medically contraindicated reason why spinal anesthia couldn't be used. She admitted later to patient that because of anxiety she thought it was in his "best interests" to not tell. She said she was concerned that, if patient knew, he might not listen to her recommendation. After admitting, she tried saying they did discuss risks & what she meant by a spinal -- and that he forgot from anesthesia. He wanted a peer-review; risk management suddenly dropped him & closed the case; & hospital told him he's not allowed on property even as a patient.
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