Report: #1019406

Complaint Review: Mayo Clinic Rochester

  • Submitted: Sun, February 24, 2013
  • Updated: Sun, February 24, 2013
  • Reported By: MD — Cleveland Ohio U.S.A.
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    200 First St SW
    Rochester, Minnesota
    United States of America

Mayo Clinic Rochester Jill Smith Esq Chief Counsel allow Mayo Clinic surgeons, residents, interns & students to do procedures without consent, discussion, need, and even against the pradigms published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings (which no one at Mayo r Rochester, Minnesota

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Jill Smith Esq will allow Mayo Clinic staff surgeons, interns, residents & students to do procedures without consent and defend them with Mayo monies - by trashing, cutting off the email, blaming, and denying the patient further care.  Many of the students are NOT Mayo Medical School students - and they can't be doing procedures on patients.  And it happens alot, and many times the procedures are not what Mayo Clinic recommends that other physicians, surgeons, & hospitals do for patients. 

The Mayo Clinic Proceedings needs to address this problem in some future issue; when you call and tell them that the John Bundrick MD 'pearls' are not known by any Mayo resident, intern, surgeon, or Staff Member that you have encountered.  John Bundrick MD is not available to screen, or do the medical clearances on Dr. Sarr patients - he's a face on YOUTUBE.  No resident, intern, or student knows what a Carnett's test is, but they have a sterilized scalpel in their back pockets. 

There's a big gap in the knowledge promulagated by Mayo Clinic, and what is done at Mayo Clinics in several states.  But Jill Smith Esq - Chief Legal Counsel - is a force where a patient can't insist on proper consents, that a procedure is undone, and that a situation is handled with reason, repair, and improvements in Mayo Clinic paradigms & policies.  She has yet to order the undoing of countless unnecessary neurectomies - where normal nerves were sent to Pathology.  She's an accessory to the crime of no informed consent at Mayo Clinic.

Jill Smith has her favorites on the Surgery Services:  Dr. Michael Sarr will tell you that he 'IS MAYO CLINIC,' and can do any procedure to you without consent, discussion, or even need - the Mayo Clinic Proceedings will have a more conservative approach published for instance for abdominal nerve pain & entrapments - surgery makes the situation worse, but Dr. Sarr & Jill Beed haven't got a clue.  They want the MONEY. 

When a MD patient calls The Mayo Clinic Proceedings about the discrepancies, published vs practice, they are told (1) that the woman answering the phone gets 'good care' at Mayo Clinic, (2) that this problem has been brought up to Mayo Clinic Proceedings before (that the Mayo staff don't read the journal or do/know the 'pearls'), and (3) that she's going to hang up after notifying Jill Smith in Legal. 

Jill Smith in Legal has been asked to ok the undoing of all Mayo Clinic neurectomy procedures - with abdominal wall repairs for those who were railroaded into an unnecessary, unrecommended procedure - a procedure that the Mayo Clinic Proceedings does not advise.  No consent was obtained for many of these procedures, and only limited information was given to other patients - not informed consent. 

At least the abdominal neurectomies where the procedure was never discussed or consented to and the patient said 'NO' to any removal of nerves or cutting of muscles in a general sense - aware that Mayo Clinic will rip a patient apart if not restricted in a general sense - at least those patients need to be 'undone.' 

Mayo Clinic uses a deforming common mass closure on these procedures - a closure that ruptures in 3-5 years and then the patient will need mesh - a worse deformity.  Mayo Clinic does this to keep getting the patient back.  In the 1980s, without the economic crunch, the preferred closure was an anatomic layered closure - a closure that in a patient with a reasonable BMI doesn't rupture, isn't deforming, and doesn't ever require a mesh redo.  It's all about using the MESH - which then gets infected - and triggers lawsuits = business for Jill Smith = making her a fixture at Mayo Clinic for several decades now.  The more mesh, the more Jill Smith.

Jill Smith causes the problems that will require her continued services - and neither the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, the CEO/President, or the Chiefs of Services have a clue. 

There is a gap between what the Mayo Clinic Proceedings says to do and what really happens at Mayo Clinic - where the staff go 'ape' with trying to 'cut' patients up without workup, without reason, without consent, without discussions.  The residents show up at gurney side for the 'kill,' and you never know their names.

All unnecessary refused neurectomy procedures, that were just 'done' on patients, need to be undone and repaired at Mayo Clinic expense.  ASAP.  Jill Smith needs to require consents, and to refuse to use Mayo Clinic monies if no consents are obtained and the patient is just surgerized for money.  But probably the ultimatum on the misuse of Mayo donated monies, and changes in policy, will have to come from the Board of Trustees.

This policy should have been stopped decades ago - with refusal of Mayo Clinic to defend any staff member doing anything without consents or need - from medical student to Chief of Service. 
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