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  • Submitted: Sat, September 13, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, December 14, 2012

  • Reported By:Mayfield Heights Ohio
Thomas A. Stellato MD
University Hospitals Of Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.
  • Phone: 216-844-3021
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Thomas A. Stellato MD Will dump you as a patient, even a physician-patient, when you have additional trouble or nerve inflammation in an old incision that he was the last surgeon into; can't diagnose or treat conservatively nerve inflammation in an old incision - has Dr. Shuck call you. Cleveland Ohio

*Author of original report: Dr. Stellato scheduling women patients for procedures for diagnoses that have been in the literature since 1926 as needing only a 2% lidocaine injection

*Author of original report: Carnett's Test

*Author of original report: All Dr. Stellato needs to do to have hundreds of great reviews about him online; an article so surgeons are not missing nerve entrapments & develop a repair for abdominal common mass closures

*Author of original report: Surgical Article on Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment

*Author of original report: Rip-off requested to remove complaint by author and refused

*Consumer Suggestion: Please get the help you need

*Consumer Comment: Luckily that won't happen as you have been stripped of your ability to do so.

*Author of original report: Hoping that someone rips your daughter's abdomen apart for a 'normal' nerve inflammation, because the surgeon is writing an odyssey or too busy to do the workup

*Author of original report: The problem with Dr. Stellato is that he can't sit and talk with you for 5 mintues and discuss the options, he come in and dictates, he breezes through and wants the accolades

*Consumer Comment: But YOU are not a doctor and not qualified to make these assessments. Where have you been for 17 years?

*Author of original report: Tom Stellato MD - despite all his operating experience - can't diagnose or treat conservatively an inflammed nerve in an old incision that he was last into - he can't do complications

*Consumer Comment: But YOU are not a doctor and not qualified to make these assessments.

*Author of original report: Dr. Stellato should be able to recognize an inflamed nerve in an old incision

*Consumer Comment: Hey, guess what...you were proven wrong again this morning 4/5/09.

*Consumer Comment: Hey, guess what...you were proven wrong again this morning 4/5/09.

*Consumer Comment: Hey, guess what...you were proven wrong again this morning 4/5/09.

*Consumer Comment: Hey, guess what...you were proven wrong again this morning 4/5/09.

*Author of original report: The top 10 reasons for SUPERFICIAL ABDOMINAL WALL PAIN that Dr. Thomas Stellato, of University Hospitals of Cleveland misses and terminates patients for:

*Consumer Comment: I realized Sunday morning that you are proven a liar every week on Discovery Channel.

*Author of original report: Dr. Stellato wants to be a 'manager' and not a surgeon - a writer and not a care-giver, patients are advised to ask questions. . .require post-surgical followup for ANY complications IN WRITING.

*Author of original report: Re harassment - the ultimate 'harassment' is to leave someone after you've cut them up with a complication that you caused and run away. . .

*Consumer Comment: You jkeep forgetting the REAL story......

*Author of original report: Students, residents and female colleagues should stay away from Dr. Stellato - it won't end well surgically or otherwise

*Author of original report: Dr. Stellato needs to follow patients that he does surgery on . . . including colleagues and women. . .

*Author of original report: Abdominal Wall Pain has a DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS = something every Chief of General Surgery should know

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Dr. Stellato will do a surgery to remove old sutures and then drop you when nerve inflammation develops in the incision - telling you to go elsewhere - even a physician. Can't handle ANY slight complication and leaves you begging because it's always best that the last surgeon handle the complications - in this case it was him.

I've known Dr. Stellato since medical school days, and he gets arrogant, self-serving, and cruel at times - can't see that he hurts someone, talk things out, or have a cup of coffee or tea with someone to discuss or argue things through. All that I said to him was that I was sorry that his father died and he looked too tired, and that I should come back in several months as what I had wasn't urgent and it needed further discussion. So he got mad at me, and said that I stood him up for a scheduled surgical procedure, that I had cancelled with him because I couldn't get there with a family member to be with me - it wasn't personal, but he takes everything PERSONALLY. Takes things personally, and totally out-of-context, and leaves you to be butchered by the next surgeon who doesn't know the case. Wouldn't speak with my mother even when he did the one surgery to remove old sutures - just walks away in a cloud of ego. And my mother is a former RN.

And I helped his RN wife when she was going to deliver their first child; sat with her awhile after doing the History & Physical for the chart - she was alone in a room by herself because he doesn't realize that he leaves people to manage on their own while he climbs career ladders or writes ridiculous books about going to Weatherhead School of Management - which he did so that he could get the Chief of Surgery position at University Hospitals = calculated move. He didn't know or realize that his wife needed him that night or felt lonely and scared - waiting for a C-section. And he didn't the get the Chief of Surgery position at University Hospitals, but it had nothing to do with his Business School Degree or book on Amazon - has to do with his not being able to talk to people = students, residents, fellow colleagues. . .But a Chief of Surgery who can't straighten out a nerve inflammation problem in an old incision, who runs away at the first complication, who can't stand up for a patient or a friend for one minute without caving thinking only of his own career advancement?

He knows where to find me, and he let a physician get butchered by another physician who took advantage of the situation when he walked away. Has to have Dr. Shuck call you; just like a baby. Has no ability to follow-up. BARIATRICS patients beware, find a surgeon who will follow the care and any complications and get that IN WRITING (like his book) = don't count on 'good behavior' and ethics. He's not even a friend when you try to be one to him; and I've tried for over 25 years. You can't please him, and you can't get him to care that what he does to you makes the difference between function and non-function or that he needs to tell you the truth honestly and straight-out; not all politically correct. Totally surgical hot stuff, not made for human interaction or common sense. Maybe if he stood up for something, or followed through, or had a grain of integrity and stick-with-it ability -- then maybe someone might WANT him as CHIEF OF SURGERY. He has no definable personality that you can count on if there's a problem; it's all blah and plastic. Maybe someone will do what he did to me to a family member of his, and then maybe he might listen, care, or learn compassion = some humanity = the missing link.

Rita
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
U.S.A.

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Dr. Stellato scheduling women patients for procedures for diagnoses that have been in the literature since 1926 as needing only a 2% lidocaine injection

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

Dr. Stellato writes the questions, and review materials, for the General Surgery Boards (American College of Surgeons), yet he will try to schedule a woman patient for a procedure for something that doesn't need a procedure.  Whatever, it is not good surgical 'care' to operate on abdominal nerve entrapments without Carnett's maneuver & a trial of 2% lidocaine - which Dr. Stellato should be able to say to a girl.  This might not be a question on the General Surgery Boards - but it needs to be.     

Only a woman will get the Wright Surgery OR offer, because a guy would punch him out for this ruse, ie trying to cut into abdominal fascia and remove nerves because they are swollen from Dr. Stellato's last procedure.  These nerves get swollen because the guys have big hands, and clumsy moves in surgical gloves.  And then when/if the woman patient objects, that she and her mother want to discuss first, or has to change the date because of another illness, she will be deleted as a patient - only operative cases move forward to another visit - which is wrong as patients can pay out-of-pocket, or with credit cards, for these discussions - and they aren't reported to the insurance because they have no diagnosis.  They are profit over the insurance reimbursement - and well-spent monies if they avert a wrong surgery, or diagnosis, for coding purposes.  Everything is coded, but not necessarily 'real' these days.  In Dr. Stellato's office, you have to be willing that he 'cut on demand' - which is wrong - especially for women patients where they don't have the punching skills. 

The co-payments are not the problem, the lack of common sense and surgical diagnostic skills - not knowing the literature, or claiming not to know, is the problem.  The surgical rooms of Suburban Green Road should only be kept going with real surgical cases - after appropriate workup and discussion.  The families would pay hundreds just for the right diagnosis, even if it took time.  Refunding $20 does not bring back an abdominal nerve, or undo a neurectomy done for all the wrong reasons - lack of care in the diagnosis.  If one visit doesn't cover the pre-op, just ask for several and a credit card Dr. Stellato - you have a Management degree and a credit card machine for the $20 co-pay.

Since 1926, abdominal nerve entrapment - inflamed nerves in the abdominal wall - has been an entity that is well-described, has a maneuver/test, and requires only a 2% lidocaine injection and a surgeon with a brain.  So it's a no-brainer benign thing - where therapeutically the injection makes the inflammation irritating the nerve subside.  And the insurance doesn't set the fee for this - so the surgeon can charge a procedure fee - because the Medical Mutual hasn't coded yet.  Dr. Stellato can set his own fee for this service - this 5 minutes - and for the repair of a neurectomy.  Medical Mutual, BC/BS, have not read the articles on ANCES - so this fee can be set by the surgeon at this time.    

And if you do surgery for this, you make things worse.  And Carnett's test, or maneuver, is only wrong < 5% of the time.  Carnett's test is an abdominal crunch done with the surgeon's hand on the site of pain.  It's a 'grope' for the guys, but a well-intentioned and worthwhile grope.  If the pain gets worse, it's positive - a real costly test.  A surgeon can even do this test after an all-nighter, if they have a brain.  But it is not the woman patient's job, to bring the articles, from 1926-2011, to Dr. Stellato. 

So when a woman patient tries to 'question,' as there was no good exam that day, and Dr. Stellato had driven all-night from his father's deathbed, there's no reason to cancel that woman or not re-schedule another discussion.  She has a credit card, and her mother has one. 

If someone operates on this problem for money, as Mayo Clinic, does - Dr. Stellato should be able to repair it - he's the goto guy for the American College of Surgeons on General Surgery principles.  Without 'normal anatomy' the other nerves of the abdominal wall are then affected.  No surgeon should be operating on this, but they are all trying for some reason - on women - see the girl naked kind of high-school-boy-thing.  It's one of the 'perks of being a wallflower' - when you become a surgeon you get to do things that you didn't on dates - when you couldn't get the dates before your acceptance to Medical School.  But common mass closures just irritate the abdominal sensory nerves and have to be repaired.  It's credit card money well-spent if billing for a Carnett's maneuver prevents a neurectomy - which the insurances will apparently pay for without a trial of a 2% lidocaine injection.  Insurances will currently pay for neurectomies, but not to prevent them - credit cards will however pay to prevent and repair - at a fee that the surgeon can set themselves.  Why hasn't Surburban Green Management seen this - because they are 'scarecrows' looking for a brain with less sense than the characters in the Wizard of Oz.  

But it's only the woman patients that get their abdomens torn up and nerves removed, only the women that Dr. Stellato has a problem speaking with, and only the women who he can't repair - after he botched the diagnosis and Mayo Clinic botched it - or was it on purpose for those surgical codes?  

The muscles fascias have to be repaired, or the other sensory nerves of the abdominal wall get inflamed from the distorted anatomy.  But why is this 'fraud' only done to women?  And not even with informed consent - Stellato does not say that what you have is an inflamed nerve that needs a 2% lidocaine injection - not a trip to the OR.  But being honest, he can set his own fees for the right diagnosis and care - which aren't limited at present by any codes for wrong care.     

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Carnett's Test

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

Dr. Stellato causes patients to have unnecessary abdominal wall procedures by failing to do a Carnett's test, and a trial of 2% lidocaine injection, for abdominal wall nerve inflammations.  Nerve inflammations are common sequelae of the types of General Surgery procedures that Dr. Stellato and other University Hospitals of Cleveland surgeons do.  False-positive Carnett test maneuvers occur infrequently (<5% or so of the time), and can save a patient unnecessary surgeries & repairs - per the Mayo Clinic Proceedings (2011).  But the Surgical Literature does not have a good article on this - just the Family Practice, Internal Medicine Literature - and surgeons don't read those journals.

Dr. Michael Rosen has offered up the Chief's Challenge - for Dr. Stellato to do an abdominal wall muscle fascia repair - a repair that would not have been necessary if Dr. Stellato, or Mayo Clinic surgeons, had done a Carnett's test on the patient - and to write the definitive article for University Hospitals of Cleveland surgeons on the correct use of the Carnett's test.  If Dr. Stellato can pull off the repair with minimal surgery, Dr. Rosen will be even more impressed, ie using some of those Suburban Green Road surgical scopes littering the Wright Surgery ORs.  The problem is the correct use of Carnett's test, and the repair of the unnecessary procedures done without this test and trial of injection.  Dr. Stellato has impressive Chief credentials, Dr. Rosen wants him to use them effectively and to do some mentoring & teaching - not just hot air.

Youtube awaits Dr. Stellato - can you elludicate how to minimal surgery repair abdominal wall muscle fascias, and to correctly use the Mayo Clinic advised Carnett's test?  The Review of Ripoff guy should allow Dr. Stellato to 'take the challenge' - the patients that could be helped by this are many.  Don't just trash the messenger - allow Dr. Stellato to show his teaching range and abilities - Dr. Stellato needs to accept the Michael Rosen MD challenge. 
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Surgeons - including Dr. Stellato and the best of University Hospitals of Cleveland Ohio - are missing abdominal wall nerve entrapment problems that occur about a year after a surgical procedure - within the scar tissue - in spades.  It is a common miss, an epidemic of misdiagnosing abdominal wall nerve inflammation as a surgical condition - when it should be treated with a 2% lidocaine injection and observation.  It is abdominal wall pain from compression of the cutaneous sensory nerves - which aggravated by muscular contraction.  You can't just use Advil when you exercise and have it go away.

Dr. Stellato has probably misdiagnosed this condition many times, as has every surgeon at UH.  The MISS occurs because almost everyone who has written about abdominal wall pain overlooks the diagnosis of ACNES - which is made by complete relief of pain by the anesthetic agent - not by surgery.  Surgeons, even Family Practice Chiefs in Ohio, don't seem to learn how to examine an abdomen for nerve inflammations, or to inject this condition properly.  Surgeons don't routinely inject anesthetic agents, or refer the pain to anesthesiologists. 

This condition is not discussed in Bates Physical Diagnosis, nor in Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen - the surgeon's Bible.  And it is not an acute abdomen requiring next day, or any day, surgery - surgery makes things worse.  You can go to meetings, and ask every specialty, what a Carnett's test is - they won't know - but it has been in the Surgical Literature since 1926.  Ob-gynecology MD/DOs miss it all the time.  Ask Dr. Stellato what a Carnett's test is, and how many times he did that test in the last 20 years.     

All Dr. Stellato needs to do is write the definitive article on this - why he or others would miss this - and how to avoid that 'miss' - for some mainstreat Surgical journal.  No one understands a surgical mind like a surgeon.  Then he needs to develop a minimal surgical repair for those 'neurectomies' done at Mayo Clinic with common mass closure deformities - where all the muscles are cut by men who hate women.  But he can't keep calling the South Euclid Police Department when these women want to speak with him about this situation - because his secretary goofed conveniently on their appointments. 

This abdominal wall pain review article is long overdue, and would bolster the schedule at University Suburban Green Road Medical Center, and get him probably 10 offers of Chief of General Surgery at locations outside of Cleveland - where they need an operating Chief of Surgery who thinks before he cuts. 

It's estimated that the Mayo Clinic has probably performed hundreds of these inappropriate/wrong neurectomies, for 'neuromas' that didn't exist, over the last 20 years.  Mayo Clinic uses a brutal common mass closure technique.  And Mayo Clinic has been asked to look at their situation, and repair all these surgeries.  But whoever gets there first will probably get the kudos, the article credit. 

Dr. Stellato would have double-digit offers to Chair Departments of Surgery if he could write the article on this from the Surgeon's Corner viewpoint - as he should have done when Chief of General Surgery at University Hospitals.  It's part of the ART OF SURGERY Series that he started - this topic.  The Family Practice literature, and even the Pakistani Army Medical Journal, publish articles and handle this problem better than the surgeons who cause it.  When the Pakistani Army does something better than University Hospitals of Cleveland, something is amiss.  Googling ACNES gets patients the answers they need now - but not the name of a surgeon, or Internist/Family Practitioner, to help them.   

The misdiagnosis of this benign condition - which does not need surgery - has gone on for decades.  The surgerizing, with common mass closures, has gone on for at least 20 years.  The Mayo Clinic has a 'menu' to do this, and railroads women patients into early neurectomies that they don't consent to - they are not allowed to be seen by anyone 'good' on the Medical Service who could recognize this condition.  Their Legal Counsel, Jill Smith, at Mayo Clinic, allows Dr. Sarr & others to operate on women for this, and do procedures that the women have never discussed or agreed to, and which they don't need.  You can say 'No nerves, no muscles,' just 'scar tissue,' and the abdominal wall will be 'cleaned' out at Mayo Clinic - every nerve removed, every muscle cut. 

So all Dr. Stellato needs to do to get literally hundreds of positive reviews on the web is (1) write the article on misdiagnosis/mistreatment of this nerve entrapment (ACNES) for surgeons (as surgeons won't read Family Practice articles), and (2) develop a scope, or minimal surgery repair, for those women subjected wrongly to neurectomies through brutal muscle cutting procedures - from surgical ignorance, or the misogynistic tendencies, of male surgeons.

Common mass closures are not necessary, and the surgeons will cut the transversus muscles to do this - transversus muscles are important in childbirth, bladder function, and for breathing (taking a deep breath).  But forbidding women patients who have had the diagnosis missed - when every surgeon is missing this diagnosis - from discussing with him -  this needs to stop.  This speaks badly of University Suburban Green Road Management.   
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Surgical Article on Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

Dr. Stellato needs to be the author of a Surgical Review Article on Abdominal Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome - the problem that happened in this situation.  Most reviews are in the Family Practice literature, and even the Pakistani Medical Journal has a case study - but not The Annals of Surgery, etc.  He has the credentials to do this well.

It is a common complication of any abdominal incision and sports injuries - guys and women get it.  The reason that the literature doesn't have much on it is that it occurs much later after surgery - after a year or more many times - and surgeons don't follow their patients that long.  The Surgical Literature last had a decent article on this in 1972 - which is the problem with surgeons recognizing it and treating it correctly.  No one wants to bother a surgeon with a nerve inflammation - but the patient can't inject themselves with 2% lidocaine.  This article would mean that Dr. Stellato at least thinks about the problem - and has an opinion on it.  Which would stop the controversy that should not be on the web, but in a Grand Rounds discussion.   

The article needs to be published in the mainstream Surgical Literature - The Recognition & Diagnosis, Treatment, and Repair of Unnecessary Procedures for Abdominal Nerve Entrapment Syndromes.  Any surgical incision can inflame the adjacent anterior cutaneous sensory nerves - it is very painful - and it's something that should not have to be on RipoffReport.  The surgeon should discuss this as a possible complication, and that he/she are able to treat matter-of-factly. 

A surgeon of Dr. Stellato's training, stature, national reputation, etc. should have recognized the problem - but he had just driven from his father's funeral - and patients are now allowed to ask that the visit be rescheduled without being trashed or misinterpreted.  It's in everyone's best interest to do things when someone hasn't been up all night with a family problem - surgeon quotas should be reduced at the Hospital at that time - and apparently University Hospitals of Cleveland did not do that.  University Hospitals, Mayo Clinic & Cleveland Clinic have 'quotas' that surgeons need to fulfill to maintain staff privileges & appointments.  But, all MDs need appropriate leaves, or reduction of schedules, for family deaths.  The reduction of residency training hours/shifts, was also a signal that the attendings & Chiefs of Service needed to reduce inappropriate demands to be able to do their jobs without medical mistakes.

There was no reason for this disagreement - it should have been handled better.  Dr. Stellato is not the only surgeon missing this however.  Asking the Family Practice Residency Director at Akron General - she didn't know what a Carnett's sign was or the ACNES acronym - and the reviews are in her literature.  Then her resident 'expert' physical diagnosis male MD didn't know either. 

The Mayo Clinic Surgical Services miss the problem every day, scheduling 'neuroma' surgeries, and meanwhile the Medicine Service publishes case studies in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings (but let the surgeons operate inappropriately on this = money$).  It is no one's fault that an anterior cutaneous nerve gets inflamed after an incision or abdominal injury (overusing an abdominal machine in the gym can do this).  There are about 10 nerve foramen spots on the abdominal wall that surgeons need to avoid with their incisions - and don't.  But the proper discussion, treatment, and help needs to happen. 

Dr. Stellato's should publish this Review - because he can probably do this well & help other surgeons - and so that the problem will not be so mismanaged or misunderstood by even the Family Practice people.  Each patient teaches a physician, and the physician needs to be open to new presentations, problems, and syndromes that they didn't learn in Residency Training or as a Chief of Service.  In private practice, the problems are different than at a tertiary care hospital - where the complications of transplants are a major issue.  ANCES is not taught at University Hospitals of Cleveland - on either the Medicine or Surgical Services.   
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Rip-off requested to remove complaint by author and refused

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

Opana:  Three national experts stood by me against the Ohio State Medical Board - that you don't leave fractures to 'ripen' or uncasted for 3 weeks.  All that was asked of that physician was to refer - no blame, no records - just 2 minute phone call.  The second orthopedic was asked a year before the Medical Board problems to sign-off by my father - both missed the cause of the fractures.  Delta apparently was told that I was 'on drugs' by someone who misinformed them - I've never used drugs.  Dr. Stellato was asked to just DISCUSS - not to make up problems.  The Medical Board has been asked to open the 'complaint' and discuss so that I can answer the signers - some of whom I never met or knew.  One Board Member - a woman - expedited things to get a big 'bonus' from Hillcrest - contracts worth millions.  Once something like the Medical Board starts - everyone takes advantage.  The fracture care was inadequate - it caused over a year of complications that I didn't need and couldn't pay for - the lab work was told to the Medical Board to be 'normal' - it wasn't.  It was to get the orthopedics out of liability - they admitted that. 

There's nothing that I did except try to get my care out of the orthopedic offices that goofed.  They were offered everything to sign-off and wouldn't.  The lies that were told included that with two wrist fractures I was 'seductive' to the first orthopedic - and I had sat down with him about a month previously to say that if he couldn't stop the innuendo, that I had to stop referring to him.  Both orthopedics talked about needing personal understanding, that their wives were somehow playing into the care, etc.  They were told to stop and refer.  The anger is that I had a Fellowship, a guy, and now I have nothing because certain physicians had to lie.  So it's not help I need, it's a fair chance.  There are no medical mistake laws in Ohio so that when physicians goof, they just try to make the patient out as 'crazy.'  That's what they did; my license for theirs.  The Dr. Stellato situation has been resolved and ripoff has been requested to remove it and refused. 

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Please get the help you need

AUTHOR: Opana - (U.S.A.)

Dear Rita: Please get the help you need to cope with the day to day stress that you are under. You have so much anger towards the world. I have read all of your posts since I became aware of this site last week. I also read the Ohio DOH revocation report and the Delta airlines complaint. How can anyone take you seriously? Please, we know your issues, now let them go. If you develop a new one, then post something new. Stop dwelling on the same things over and over again. You only get the same result that way. I wish you the best and hope that some day you find the peace you so desperately seem to need. Opana
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Luckily that won't happen as you have been stripped of your ability to do so.

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

You keep forgetting to include some very important links in your tales of woe such as this:

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so that people can get the whole story.

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Hoping that someone rips your daughter's abdomen apart for a 'normal' nerve inflammation, because the surgeon is writing an odyssey or too busy to do the workup

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

Dr. Stellato hope that someone gives you back what you have done to other people's children or your colleagues. You have no sense, no responsibility, and no manliness. You don't have one ounce of what it takes to be a CHIEF, and you don't see it.
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Dr. Stellato can't sit and talk to a woman physician about a problem for 5-10 minutes; he can't discuss things even when you wait on him in every way and try to oblige his every whim, congratulate his every talk; he blames you for everything and just can't see that the problems are and how he causes them. It takes putting it on the Internet for him to see WHY he isn't Chief of Surgery at University Hospitals - go to the lunchroom and watch Dr. Ponsky eat with a colleague and talk, listen, laugh, and make the person feel like a person and not a monster. Dr. Stellato won't spend 5 minutes making a plan other than him cutting and his career.

Dr. Stellato can't fix muscles - so he terminates you, can't diagnose a nerve inflammation in an old incision - so he insults you, and can't tolerate a women questioning him and asking him to discuss something - so he banishes you from his orbit. Dr. Stellato doesn't like women.

And Dr. Stellato's present surgical specialty is nothing but post-op complications for the guy who can't stand ANY complication or surgical nuance other than he's the CHIEF, and he destroys what he wants. If Dr. Stellato stopped expecting the world to grant him the Chief of Surgery, and stopped for a moment to talk to a colleague, maybe his wishes would come true - but they won't while he expects that every moment is for him and his needs.

If Dr. Stellato can't do something, he terminates you without a discussoin - patients are advised to stay away, residents & students find another mentor with a moment of patience, a moment of goodwill, a drop of kindness and compassion - someone who will talke to you tomorrow and not just today. Dr. Stellato can't call a woman colleague, you have to talk through secretaries who mange the messages - and they mangle them. If he would place a phone call when you are confused about a situation, he would straighten things out - but he works through managing others to do his work.
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#10 Consumer Comment

But YOU are not a doctor and not qualified to make these assessments. Where have you been for 17 years?

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

And how exactly would you know About anything this Governor Strickland has in the way of 'cases'? But there are plenty of woman physicians. This is where your 'argument' fails miserably.

You can certainly type a lot of slander with bad wrists.

No one 'fixed' any case. Your license was rightfully revoked as proven by your rants.

And luckily no innocent people will become victims of your butchery.
As you were proven wrong on 4/5/09

A Donna Sweets M.D. was on DHC CME discussing the AIDS epidemic in the country. Seems the men in the vocation are doing a poor job at keeping your conspiracy theory alive.I thought you said male doctors
were keeping all females from the medical field and not just the incompetent ones such as yourself.

The Discovery CME program has a panel of 3 REAL doctors on discussing different ailments and every time I have watched there has ALWAYS been at least 1 FEMALE doctor on the panel thus proving you are a liar.

The decision was more than correct as has been discussed over and over in your other fraudulent reports. Luckily innocent people won't be butchered by you.

I would have to say that any alleged 'carpal tunnel' you may have is probably from typing all these false reports.
You keep forgetting to include some very important links in your tales of woe such as this:

http://med.ohio.gov/formala/35050161.pdf

so that people can get the whole story.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/374/RipOff0374522.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/325/RipOff0325519.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/330/RipOff0330124.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/383/RipOff0383736.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/331/RipOff0331399.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384729.htm
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http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269685.htm
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Then there is the famous Delta report:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269735.htm
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Tom Stellato MD, wants to be Chief of Surgery at University Hospitals, and yet can't diagnose or treat conservatively an inflammed nerve in an old incision - superficial abdominal pain that he occurred after he last cut on you - it's not his responsibility - nothing is his responsibility. Dr. Stellato can't discuss things fairly with women patients, he has to win or say that you stood him up, and he can't listen. He doesn't know simple general surgery. This has gone on for over 20 years - where a woman MD even is just trash to be thrown out.
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#12 Consumer Comment

But YOU are not a doctor and not qualified to make these assessments.

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

And how exactly would you know About anything this Governor Strickland has in the way of 'cases'? But there are plenty of woman physicians. This is where your 'argument' fails miserably.

You can certainly type a lot of slander with bad wrists.

No one 'fixed' any case. Your license was rightfully revoked as proven by your rants.

And luckily no innocent people will become victims of your butchery.
As you were proven wrong on 4/5/09

A Donna Sweets M.D. was on DHC CME discussing the AIDS epidemic in the country. Seems the men in the vocation are doing a poor job at keeping your conspiracy theory alive.I thought you said male doctors
were keeping all females from the medical field and not just the incompetent ones such as yourself.

The Discovery CME program has a panel of 3 REAL doctors on discussing different ailments and every time I have watched there has ALWAYS been at least 1 FEMALE doctor on the panel thus proving you are a liar.

The decision was more than correct as has been discussed over and over in your other fraudulent reports. Luckily innocent people won't be butchered by you.

I would have to say that any alleged 'carpal tunnel' you may have is probably from typing all these false reports.
You keep forgetting to include some very important links in your tales of woe such as this:

http://med.ohio.gov/formala/35050161.pdf

so that people can get the whole story.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/374/RipOff0374522.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/325/RipOff0325519.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/330/RipOff0330124.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/383/RipOff0383736.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/331/RipOff0331399.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384729.htm
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http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269685.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/450/ripoff0450379.htm

Then there is the famous Delta report:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269735.htm
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#13 Author of original report

Dr. Stellato should be able to recognize an inflamed nerve in an old incision

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

and repair two muscles. Dr. Stellato doesn't listen. You have to talk to him through managers.
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#14 Consumer Comment

Hey, guess what...you were proven wrong again this morning 4/5/09.

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

A Donna Sweets M.D. was on DHC CME discussing the AIDS epidemic in the country. Seems the men in the vocation are doing a poor job at keeping your conspiracy theory alive.

The Discovery CME program (or whatever it's call) has a panel of 3 REAL doctors on discussing different ailments and every time I have watched there has ALWAYS been at least 1 FEMALE doctor on the panel thus proving you are a liar.

The decision was more than correct as has been discussed over and over in your other fraudulent reports. Luckily innocent people won't be butchered by you.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/374/RipOff0374522.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/325/RipOff0325519.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/330/RipOff0330124.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/383/RipOff0383736.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/331/RipOff0331399.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384729.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384765.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/358/RipOff0358870.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/329/RipOff0329263.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/332/RipOff0332688.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/332/RipOff0332122.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/366/RipOff0366042.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384920.htm
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http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/361/RipOff0361519.htm
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http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/385/RipOff0385630.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/372/RipOff0372660.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/378/RipOff0378373.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269685.htm

Then there is the famous Delta report:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269735.htm


I would have to say that any alleged 'carpal tunnel' you may have is probably from typing all these false reports.
You keep forgetting to include some very important links in your tales of woe such as this:

http://med.ohio.gov/formala/35050161.pdf

so that people can get the whole story.
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#15 Consumer Comment

Hey, guess what...you were proven wrong again this morning 4/5/09.

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

A Donna Sweets M.D. was on DHC CME discussing the AIDS epidemic in the country. Seems the men in the vocation are doing a poor job at keeping your conspiracy theory alive.

The Discovery CME program (or whatever it's call) has a panel of 3 REAL doctors on discussing different ailments and every time I have watched there has ALWAYS been at least 1 FEMALE doctor on the panel thus proving you are a liar.

The decision was more than correct as has been discussed over and over in your other fraudulent reports. Luckily innocent people won't be butchered by you.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/374/RipOff0374522.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/325/RipOff0325519.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/330/RipOff0330124.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/383/RipOff0383736.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/331/RipOff0331399.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384729.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384765.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/358/RipOff0358870.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/329/RipOff0329263.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/332/RipOff0332688.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/332/RipOff0332122.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/366/RipOff0366042.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384920.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/385/RipOff0385263.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/387/RipOff0387129.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/363/RipOff0363750.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/328/RipOff0328642.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/361/RipOff0361519.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/268/RipOff0268648.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/385/RipOff0385630.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/372/RipOff0372660.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/378/RipOff0378373.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269685.htm

Then there is the famous Delta report:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269735.htm


I would have to say that any alleged 'carpal tunnel' you may have is probably from typing all these false reports.
You keep forgetting to include some very important links in your tales of woe such as this:

http://med.ohio.gov/formala/35050161.pdf

so that people can get the whole story.
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#16 Consumer Comment

Hey, guess what...you were proven wrong again this morning 4/5/09.

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

A Donna Sweets M.D. was on DHC CME discussing the AIDS epidemic in the country. Seems the men in the vocation are doing a poor job at keeping your conspiracy theory alive.

The Discovery CME program (or whatever it's call) has a panel of 3 REAL doctors on discussing different ailments and every time I have watched there has ALWAYS been at least 1 FEMALE doctor on the panel thus proving you are a liar.

The decision was more than correct as has been discussed over and over in your other fraudulent reports. Luckily innocent people won't be butchered by you.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/374/RipOff0374522.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/325/RipOff0325519.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/330/RipOff0330124.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/383/RipOff0383736.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/331/RipOff0331399.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384729.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384765.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/358/RipOff0358870.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/329/RipOff0329263.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/332/RipOff0332688.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/332/RipOff0332122.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/366/RipOff0366042.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384920.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/385/RipOff0385263.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/387/RipOff0387129.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/363/RipOff0363750.htm
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http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/385/RipOff0385630.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/372/RipOff0372660.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/378/RipOff0378373.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269685.htm

Then there is the famous Delta report:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269735.htm


I would have to say that any alleged 'carpal tunnel' you may have is probably from typing all these false reports.
You keep forgetting to include some very important links in your tales of woe such as this:

http://med.ohio.gov/formala/35050161.pdf

so that people can get the whole story.
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#17 Consumer Comment

Hey, guess what...you were proven wrong again this morning 4/5/09.

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

A Donna Sweets M.D. was on DHC CME discussing the AIDS epidemic in the country. Seems the men in the vocation are doing a poor job at keeping your conspiracy theory alive.

The Discovery CME program (or whatever it's call) has a panel of 3 REAL doctors on discussing different ailments and every time I have watched there has ALWAYS been at least 1 FEMALE doctor on the panel thus proving you are a liar.

The decision was more than correct as has been discussed over and over in your other fraudulent reports. Luckily innocent people won't be butchered by you.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/374/RipOff0374522.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/325/RipOff0325519.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/330/RipOff0330124.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/383/RipOff0383736.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/331/RipOff0331399.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384729.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384765.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/358/RipOff0358870.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/329/RipOff0329263.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/332/RipOff0332688.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/332/RipOff0332122.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/366/RipOff0366042.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384920.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/385/RipOff0385263.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/387/RipOff0387129.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/363/RipOff0363750.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/328/RipOff0328642.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/361/RipOff0361519.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/268/RipOff0268648.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/385/RipOff0385630.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/372/RipOff0372660.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/378/RipOff0378373.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269685.htm

Then there is the famous Delta report:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269735.htm


I would have to say that any alleged 'carpal tunnel' you may have is probably from typing all these false reports.
You keep forgetting to include some very important links in your tales of woe such as this:

http://med.ohio.gov/formala/35050161.pdf

so that people can get the whole story.
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#18 Author of original report

The top 10 reasons for SUPERFICIAL ABDOMINAL WALL PAIN that Dr. Thomas Stellato, of University Hospitals of Cleveland misses and terminates patients for:

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

= What Dr. Ponsky, medical students, residents and other attendings - in the Surgical Residency Program at University Hospitals of Cleveland - need to get-after' Dr. Stellato for, ie being a jerk. Dr. Stellato can't simply GOOGLE abdominal wall pain,' for the latest articles & stats, because he's too busy writing Book 2 of his Odyssey.

Anyways here goes with the TOP 10: Hernias, Neuromas, Chronic nerve inflammation in surgical scars or from auto-immune problems, Neuropathies (herpes zoster), Nerve root compression near the rectus sheath, Nerve entrapment in surgical scars, Idiopathic myofascial pain/spinal nerve irritation, Endometriosis, Abdominal wall muscle tear/hematoma, and Desmoid tumor (females more than males). The one word Advil' is not the treatment that works for any of these for more than a few hours injections, massage, nerve block, stretching, and surgery as the last resort = just 5 minutes of Dr. Stellato's time without a scalpel, or his memoirs in hand = a few more words per visit per billing code.

Unfortunately in Ohio, MASSAGE is a taxable luxury because of a truly stupid lawyer Mr. Tom Dilling at the State Medical Board of Ohio anther TOM.' But the main problem is that Dr. Stellato can't just talk to the patient, list the possibles, try an injection or nerve block and see the woman patient back not Homerian stuff, nothing that Ulysses would write a chapter on. But most things in life are simple,' and Dr. Stellato should be teaching family physicians and medical students these simple things' how to manage a patient with superficial abdominal wall pain.

And finally cutting out inflamed normal' nerves in an old incision is NOT THE RIGHT ANSWER, surgery without trying any other management of this problem should not be allowed or done at any Surgical Residency program of any merit (University Hospitals of Cleveland, Mayo Clinic) and in the literature, which the surgeons don't read, it's described as a potentially dangerous' option.

Finally no one should cut into an abdominal wall without some scans; the FIRST RULE OF GENERAL SURGERY is to KNOW what you are cutting into, or what it isn't to study the problem for a minute of meditation, MRI, or CT/Ultrasound scanning. Surgeons need to learn yoga and meditation - and all those scans are EASY MONEY for any hospital, ie patient management services is really missing out on some reimbursements here.

And the MOST IMPORTANT THING is to spend some time EXPLAINING THE DIAGNOSIS TO THE PATIENT, with reassurance and options spend 5 minutes talking to a girl' Dr. Stellato we don't bite or maybe we do after you advil' us. And the problem with Dr. Stellato is that he can't explain anything he grunts, he runs, he stares at you. Thomas A. Stellato M.D. causes a lot of trouble when the pain takes on a life of its own, and someone else does a DANGEROUS procedure at Mayo Clinic, because Tom Stellato didn't care 2 cents he just wanted to be Chief of Surgery. And it's hard to keep getting groped by yet another surgeon, when the last was just too lazy to think or care about a complication after his procedure.

The irony is that abdominal wall pain, traditionally a surgeon's purview, is probably today better assessed in family medicine. But someone still needs to rib Dr. Stellato on Rounds about the top 10 list, and see how many more words he can really say - besides Advil,' Odyssey' and Chief.'

Then Dr. Stellato needs to give Dr. Ponsky the list of how many patients he TERMINATED at University Hospitals for abdominal wall pain' that Dr. Stellato couldn't assess properly, diagnose the cause of, or follow to resolution how many scans, nerve blocks and hernias were missed, how many normal inflamed nerves removed unnecessarily, and why the Chief of General Surgery doesn't know the exam or the differential or why he can't google it to say more than 'ADVIL.'

It's sad when you've known this person over 25 years, and followed his career, that in the end he just causes more trouble than he's worth. Termination of patients shouldn't be done because the physician didn't get the 'RIGHT' answer - that's just 'cooking' the stats on the complications.
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#19 Consumer Comment

I realized Sunday morning that you are proven a liar every week on Discovery Channel.

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

The Discovery CME program (or whatever it's call) has a panel of 3 REAL doctors on discussing different ailments and every time I have watched there has ALWAYS been at least 1 FEMALE doctor on the panel thus proving you are a liar.

The decision was more than correct as has been discussed over and over in your other fraudulent reports. Luckily innocent people won't be butchered by you.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/374/RipOff0374522.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/325/RipOff0325519.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/330/RipOff0330124.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/383/RipOff0383736.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/331/RipOff0331399.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384729.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384765.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/358/RipOff0358870.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/329/RipOff0329263.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/332/RipOff0332688.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/332/RipOff0332122.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/366/RipOff0366042.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/384/RipOff0384920.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/385/RipOff0385263.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/387/RipOff0387129.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/363/RipOff0363750.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/328/RipOff0328642.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/361/RipOff0361519.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/268/RipOff0268648.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/385/RipOff0385630.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/372/RipOff0372660.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/378/RipOff0378373.htm
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/269/RipOff0269685.htm

Then there is the famous Delta report:
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I would have to say that any alleged 'carpal tunnel' you may have is probably from typing all these false reports.
You keep forgetting to include some very important links in your tales of woe such as this:

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Dr. Tom Stellato apparently NEVER LEARNED the differential diagnosis of SUPERFICIAL ABDOMINAL WALL PAIN in his residency or tenure as Chief of General Surgery at University Hospitals. Dr. Stellato expects everyone else to give him the diagnosis - everyone else in patient management to solve his patient problems for him - to tell him to start a Department of Bariatric Surgery and get him the CHIEF POSITION (the SHUCK suggestion) - not what he wanted to do particularly - and why this maneuver/ladder-climbing drudgery didn't work for the CHIEF position = there's another REGRESSION EQUATION for that - it involves being a human being instead of a cyborg, having a PASSION for surgery and the patient doing well.

Dr. Stellato was good at endoscopy and endoscopic surgery - not especially talented or interested in the Bariatric - which he did for political/department reasons. GO BACK DR. STELLATO - to what you want to do and are good at - even at 60-some. You might be a happier piece of manhood - we could all benefit from that.

Dr. Stellato has no template, or paradigm - except 'let me open you up again' at my convenience - no paradigm to go through the possible inflammations, nerve entrapments, or just scar tissue that can cause SUPERFICIAL abdominal WALL pain problems. Despite a number of VERY good articles in the Surgical/OB-GYN literature on this VERY COMMON problem, Dr. Stellato can't read or put the problem with the paper, the patient with the solution = requires imagination, not just technique = some science-fiction mental image. AND SURGERY for this problem can be DANGEROUS - he doesn't care.

Dr. Stellato has never learned to listen, observe, and watch the patient - like an artist instead of a pipefitter. He's a technician, and just a so-so-one at that; a blue-collar worker's son made good in a blue-collar-way; unable to take the last imaginative step to become someone capable of reading an article and translating to a patient SURGICALLY- IN HIS MIND. Lynn Hardacre can't do it for him.

It's not a difficult differential, and Stellato expects you to GOOGLE it for him and tell him what you have - physician-patient or regular patient it doesn't matter as regular 'normal' patients bring the articles 'hot' off the Gates Internet too - the hotter, the faster that Dr. Stellato drops them in the traditional round-file as not being worth the attempt or the try.

Dr. Stellato can't waste time with THOUGHT, with possibility, with human encounter. So otherwise, he TERMINATES you - without a second-thought - you are too difficult and require him to SPEAK to you in an intelligible set of sentences over time - not financial equations for business school - how much money he can make in Bariatric Surgery. Stellato has of course calculated that already, as a class project not included in his book chapters, but he hasn't calculated the value of a friendship, of human life without pain.

Dr. Stellato apparently can't connect the abdominal wall fascias with the appropriate muscles; the external oblique muscle with the external oblique fascia, the internal oblique muscle with the internal oblique fascia, and the transverse abdominal muscle with the transversalis fascia - that's too much of a surgical challenge for this Chief of General Surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland - he can't be bothered with this - it's HARASSMENT. It's anatomical and not solveable with a financial calculator. Never seen him do it.

Dr. Stellato needs to learn that being a surgeon means connecting things the right way, tissue connection and not numbers math, and not always for weight-loss surgery; it means being a human being with an ability to speak to a FEMALE patient or colleague; it means being KIND maybe, understanding, and having a HEART; being a SEEKER after patient health and well-being. That's why he's not the Chief of Surgery at UH. Dr. Ponsky has his problems, but he has a human touch and a heart - he speaks, he listens, and he laughs and he will sit down and eat with you in the commoner section of the food court - I've seen him and watched hoping it would RUB OFF.
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#21 Author of original report

Re harassment - the ultimate 'harassment' is to leave someone after you've cut them up with a complication that you caused and run away. . .

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

Dr. Stellato must be 60 at least - if he wants to discuss a situation rationally with a colleague, all he has to do is ask, the problem is that he doesn't want to and thinks that you shouldn't ASK. Scheduling a surgical complication for another surgery, without a workup or discussion, when you only let Dr. Stellato cut you up thinking that he'd finally 'grown up' to the point of following his complications - it's abusive and upsetting.

Harassment refers to a wide spectrum of offensive behaviour. The term commonly refers to behaviour intended to disturb or upset, and, when the term is used in a legal sense, it refers to behaviours which are found threatening or disturbing - going into an incision and saying that someone else should solve the problems is threatening and disturbing - especially when the Mayo Clinic makes a mess as they didn't understand the problem in the first place and really it was Dr. Stellato's responsibility. Threats come from the one with the power, ie Dr. Stellato.

Dr. Stellato has been upsetting residents, students, colleagues, and patients since he started - because he is a 'quick study' who then abandons or terminates when he doesn't know the answer. Many times in medicine physicians and patients don't KNOW THE ANSWER, but the joy/education, the endorphins in medicine, come from working through a problem and getting the 'right' answer - because then you can help other patients. Things rarely present as in the textbooks - which are just guidelines, manuals, the sales pitch so-to-speak. But the answer doesn't come in 5 minutes or the next incision without a little thought or planning. [And if someone gets his wife pregnant, they should be there the night before instead of seeing every other possible patient on the surgical service in the SAME hospital = good example, good planning. And if I had been an attending instead of a medical student. I would have gone to find you and 'harassed' you until you showed up in your wife's room. . .]

Dr. Stellato is not being harassed by me or anyone else, he's being asked to discuss problems (not manage them with an MBA), work through differential diagnostic possibilities, show up when he's responsible for a patient or pregnancy, and grow up. Richard Bach, the author of Livingston Seagull, has a few sayings: First, 'here is no problem so big that it cannot be run away from.'...but then 'You're quoting Snoopy the dog, I believe?' As human beings, 'there is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.' We'd all like to terminate our problems, cut them up, etc., and the disturbing thing is that Dr. Stellato thinks that's the answer.

Dr. Stellato would have been Chief long ago at University if someone felt that he would not suddenly embark on another 'odyssey' after he got the title, that he needed compassion with patients/staff/students; that he would follow through in good times and bad and not just for the kudos.
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#22 Consumer Comment

You jkeep forgetting the REAL story......

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

The decision was more than correct as has been discussed over and over in your other fraudulent reports. Luckily innocent people won't be butchered by you.

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Then there is the famous Delta report:
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I would have to say that any alleged 'carpal tunnel' you may have is probably from typing all these false reports.
You keep forgetting to include some very important links in your tales of woe such as this:

http://med.ohio.gov/formala/35050161.pdf

so that people can get the whole story.
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#23 Author of original report

Students, residents and female colleagues should stay away from Dr. Stellato - it won't end well surgically or otherwise

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

Since the late 1970s I've known Dr. Stellato, and only asked him to help in the 1990s on a simple surgical problem = removing old sutures from an old incision. Dr. Stellato can't do anything 'simple' however, and can't discuss or workup anything - for a female patient. Dr. Gauderer (then Chief of Pediatric Surgery, and a consummate pediatric surgeon and physician) did the Grand Rounds on the prolene suture problem, Dr. Stellato just had to absorb the information 'in a nutshell' and schedule the removal - nothing scientific, time-consuming, or debateable - just cut and paste surgery, i.e. find the time slot and try not to kill the patient. Dr. Gauderer, much to the sorrow of many women patients, won't do adults - although he has much more of the art of surgery and kindness that women as patients need.

But as a potential-patient, you have to bring Dr. Stellato the medical workup, or do it yourself, tell him the problem, outline the differential, and bring the references, as well as reference Dr. Gauderer's work to remind him = pre-fab care. And in 1991 & 1998, I forgot the articles, even though Dr. Stellato can get a pile of references by just mentioning the topic to the librarians - but that means that he has to 'talk' to a woman. . .). And he should have known 'his stuff' on nerve inflammation in old incisions = common problem for a general surgeon who follows his patients (who doesn't terminate them all).

Dr. Stellato went to undergrad at Georgetown University during years where the only female students were nursing students - so you have to simplify anything you discuss, and not be too deep - not always possible - and you can't stretch his 'Renaissance' man capacity too much. In that 1970s era the women students (i.e., the erstwhile 'dates') were still typing the male student's papers for them, taking notes for them when they were hung over and missed class, and being supportive silent minion appendages. Dr. Stellato still expects that; the unnecessary appendage paradigm - he doesn't like women, just to cut them up.

Dr. Stellato removed the sutures and an abdominal nerve became inflammed - and his only solution like in the UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING 1988 film of the Kundera novel - is for you to 'take off your clothes' and go through another surgery (Stellato is into Amazon books). When you cancel the surgery he arranged without much choice as to dates, or much sincere thought, you are 'terminated' and told to 'stop wasting his surgical time.' His secretary was told to cancel, but apparently he blames women physicians for even his secretarial problems.

Dr. Stellato scheduled the surgery during this office visit after a 12-hour drive from Connecticut, with red-rimmed barely open eyes from his father's funeral, after being up with his MBA papers, and just didn't have the capacity for some or any thoughtful discussion. In just a kind moment, I asked that he wait, take some time, and let me come back and discuss things in several weeks/months (in the summer) - that date was probably not going to turn out to work for me and this was an old problem, and I wasn't comfortable with the options.

This was not ego acceptable - just a human thought about about his 'getting over his father's death' - taking a week off, or even a day. I was the MONSTER, that I've always been since medical school, saying the obvious that no one has the courage to say and getting blasted, and now I'm a 'threat' reported to University Security - that I don't interfere with his poor planning of some other patient's unnecessary surgery in a ditto Stellato moment of haste and no thought. Stellato has to 'cut' to be a man, conversation is just 'feminine' nonsense. The gist of being a guy is to get titillated and emotionally satified with having the woman MD 'take off her clothes' one more time; succulent moments of male gratification and power.

And there was no workup, ultrasound or MRI, differential diagnosis, probability of success and/or complications discussed - some facts were needed for my family - my poor parents (father MD, mother RN). In 1991, Dr. Stellato strolled by my mother RN without a word - she wasn't a Chief of anything, just a worthless RN to be ignored - her recommendation couldn't make him CHIEF of anything.

All that the situation needed was for Thomas Stellato MD, now Chief of Bariatric Surgery (where the diagnosis is always made for him by the BMI Calculator), to read one of the papers on abdominal nerve inflammation - which happens much more often in woman patients and with just a 'little' scar tissue - and do an injection or nerve block after an exam. Just simple patient exam, observation, thought process of differential diagnosis and resolution - it didn't need another surgery or another Kundera guy moment with the pithy sterile 'take off your clothes.'

Stellato, true to guy form, made a simple problem into a mess, with misinformation that a workup was just my 'paranoid' objections, and then another surgeon took liberties to remove the nerve without my consent = the Mayo Clinic's Dr. Stellato = Dr. Michael Sarr. It only takes two male surgeons to make a woman MD 'crazy,' to say she's making too much of guy 'privilege.' Dr. Stellato let the inflammation continue for 7 years telling me to 'take ADVIL.' If you don't allow them to cut on you, you don't get notice.

Women need their abdominal muscles and nerves, and to be protected from the purely technically chauvinistic Dr. Stellatos of University Hospitals of Cleveland. Lynn Hardacre Esq should sit him down and read him some rules; that you examine the patient, do the surgical and medical workup and discuss without growling or mumbling in between writing about the Stellato 'odyssey.' And if you wanted to be Chief of Surgery that means some patient care, some humanity, some interpersonal skills - why he isn't Chief of Surgery - and hopefully will never be.

Since the late 1970s Dr. Stellato's only AIM has been to be Chief of Surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland - and he didn't care who got in his way to be run over in that journey (he views himselfs as another mythic Ulysses). As medical students, on surgical clerkships, we would trail him and have to apologize to the patients as fast as he left the room. Stellato would have only two questions and then 'flash' be gone - was the patient able to take a 'deep breath,' and was the patient able to move his/her bowels - everything else wasn't discussable or documentable. Lab work, Hct, fever - just they'll 'get over it.' Every daily Surgical Rounds we discussed his job options and offers - instead of surgical pearls or principles. And the only book he's published is about himself: PHYSICIAN'S ODYSSEY TO AN MBA.

Dr. Stellato needs a warning sign or label. Patient's, would-be friends, residents, and medical students are cautioned that he will terminate you, have the hospital security service alerted (that you might harass him with needing some 'explanations') and trash you - all in the name of being CHIEF - even if it's just about a simple nerve inflammation that he missed for not being able to concentrate on the problem for 5 minutes or 5 seconds even.

Women - he can't be bothered with unless they are self-serving to his Homerian achievements. Even his wife (the Penelope character in all this), and I sat with her for awhile the night she was in McDonald House waiting for her C-section for a breech presentation of her first child, Stellato can't be bothered with her either during an adventure chapter in the OR (Operating Room). I asked where(?) he was that last night before scheduled delivery, and was he stopping by(?), and well he was 'busy' was the answer. There was no Dr. Stellato in site during those nighttime hours, and no explanation why NO ONE at University Hospitals McDonald House would try to 'turn' the baby = that's WHY I was on the ob-gyn clerkship after all - to see obstetricians who could DO something besides cut and suction for abortions = some technique, some skill, some art of obstetrics was lacking on that rotation. The father MD is supposed to ask those questions and be around for some support - but surgeon males are just around for the nighttime conceiving.

Dr. Stellato makes messes where it is unnecessary, won't speak to nurses except his wife, or secretary, in any conversational terms, and thinks women physicians should just perennially 'take their clothes off' - like the Daniel Day-Lewis physician character in 1968 Prague keeps demanding of women. Some maturity needed. . .
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Dr. Stellato needs to follow patients that he does surgery on . . . including colleagues and women. . .

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

Dr. Stellato you need to see what you can do with what the Mayo Clinic did after you refused to consider an inflamed nerve in an incision that you were last into. The muscles are a mess because Dr. Sarr can operate and take everything out if he wants; no patient consent forms necessary - he did what he wanted regardless of this being dangerous for any patient. This is YOUR fault. You see patients after you've driven to Connecticut or pulled an 'all nighter' doing 'management' classes. Your father was already dead, and I'm sorry as I said at the time, but that's no reason for hurting someone else or not taking the time off until you can see patients and be 'present' for the patient instead of grieving. I asked that you take the time off, and that we re-talk in several months - and I was this horrible person.

Management means knowing how to do the work in the first place, you have no management problems, you have day-to-day interaction problems. How can you teach an intern/resident to do surgery and follow the case if you drop every case that you have to think about for 5 seconds?, or have Dr. Shuck call because marble-mouth excuses won't work and he can do it better? You have an AWFUL WAY OF WHINING when you goof, or don't KNOW the answer, instead of say 'Don't Know but I'll keep trying to figure it out.' One and 1/2 men at University; Dr. Shuck = 1, Tom Stellato = .

That's what's been the case with you since I knew you in medical school - you were concerned about YOU getting a job on patient Rounds, you talked about yourself endlessly, you don't have any ability to talk to a woman colleague or patient about something else - or help with even how would the residency be at University Hospitals - no answer from you. You need to see my situation/case, and render an opinion AWAKE, ALERT, ORGANIZED, DIFFERENTIAL, OPTIONS. You want to be Chief of Surgery at University - well, the physician that can fix the mess that the 'CHIEF' of Surgery at Mayo Clinic managed to do should be Chief of Surgery anywhere. Challenge, but I bet that you can't take it or meet it = lazy, excuses, no responsibility, no ethics. Do you take responsibility for your children even? Or are you as distant as my father was and you've managed to become at least on the job? You would fault me in any evaluation for not following through, not taking responsibility and lying. That you are not Chief of Surgery at CWRU/Univeristy is YOUR OWN FAULT - you missed the opportunities and golden parachutes. In day to day doing a good job you would have gotten that spot, but you harangue, make excuses, go to the bathroom endlessly. . .whatever. . .you aren't there when someone needs you to step up to the plate and not drop the ball. But then every team ever in Cleveland only knows how to 'drop the ball,' make excuses, and be an untapped potential.
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Abdominal Wall Pain has a DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS = something every Chief of General Surgery should know

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

Dr. Stellato there is an algorithm for the diagnosis of abdominal wall pain, which you should have been reading instead of doing business papers at Weatherhead School of Management, included in this article:

The Abdominal Wall: An Overlooked Source of Pain
Saud Suleiman MD and David Johnston MD
Am Family Physician 2001;64:431-8,
check Figure 1 algorithm.

Would have been really impressed with you had YOU written this.

The course you set me on, from 1992-present 2008, by just rejecting me because I questioned things, resulted in a prolonged, expensive, frustrating and dangerous evaluation that has left me with CHRONIC ABDOMINAL WALL PAIN and nearly killed me with a surgery that I didn't need, didn't want, and which was forced on me during a procedure because everyone was out-of-control from Ohio to MN. You couldn't do the differential diagnosis of this MOST common problem, why you are not THE CHIEF, and you, like the orthopedics at University, just trashed me and continue to do so. It's not me who should have her medical license in question - it's you guys. You don't do any diagnosis in an orderly, thinking, algorithmic way - you just grunt, laugh, and make fun while you go to beer rounds. Dr. Shuck should know this also - which he obviously doesn't, and there's no excuse for that either. Maybe you and Dr. Gauderer could plan how to undo things and correct the muscle problems. Dr. Gauderer is the only one who used to think, and even he wrote me letter after letter how he couldn't help me, because I was a small adult and not a small child, when all he needed to do was maybe to look at the problem and help with the differential and do the physical exam (((ROR redacted))) for me, (((ROR redacted))) for Dr. Gauderer]. When will all the making fun, lying, and butchering of woman professionals in Ohio, and at Mayo Clinic, stop? Will I have to die for you to listen or read?

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