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Several issues after surgery: 1. They jammed an IV needle in my left hand. It failed in the middle of the night, infiltrating, with continuous burning when the pain meds were added. Had surgery in early December and to this day the vein is still swollen and is painful. Note that two IVS were started by Ochsner emergency room nurse (see why I had to go to emergency room TWICE IN LESS THAN ACWEEK ADTER SURGER, below!) in the small of my elbow AND I DIDN'T FEEL A THING GOING IN, coming out, With no after effects! 2. The catheter they inserted during surgery was bothering me so I asked to have removed. Enough blood came out of my bladder making it look like I ruptured something. Poorly installed? Yes! 3. I stop urinating two days after the catheter was removed and had to go to the emergency room. A great deal of pain. Lots of blood came out with my urine when a new catheter was inserted. Pain was gone as I was able to urinate. A negative culture resulted so touro can't blame infection. Apparently someone on Touro's staff was in a rush and was negligent. Perhaps it's because I am a Medicare patient (I did see that they did not get as much as they charged!!)?? I had to go back to the emergency room for the same bladder malfunction as well as making a visit, with catheter and bag in hand, to a urologist. 4. In my opinion Touro is a worn out hospital with 20th century processes. I plan to sue. You only have to have your bladder clogged with blood once, not being able to urinate for more than 24 hours, to know what pain and suffering!