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Old 17.11.2020, 13:41
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Re: Hirslanden. Covid icu

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Although it’s scary, they wouldn’t ask you to wait unless the risk of a bleed is quite low. The COVID numbers are already plateauing out and December is only 2 weeks away.
Other Kantons are less affected than ZH and the LUKS (Luzern) has some decent neurosurgeons but I doubt you would get non-emergency surgery there any faster either, although you can always try and phone.
Maybe just regularly phone and check in with the secretaries at the clinic where you had your appointments so they definitely have you on their radar and are aware of the stress the waiting is causing you. Even an email expressing your concerns can just make them more aware of it and prioritize your case as much as possible.
Thank you for making this post as well, maybe it will help a few people see one of the many real negative effects of this pandemic and stop some of the christmas market, ski-holiday, big gettogether, face-mask whingeing. The hope dies last.
You know the thing is that nobody knows, why and how often these things bleed. The estimations are between 5-30%/year. Ok, in monthly bases it is not so serious, but more than 0.
The guy who would do the surgery here in CH is one of the bests not only in CH but in Europe as well. I want him to do it, because the location is very risky.
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