In 2012, a 43-year-old woman went into the operating room at QEII Hospital in Brisbane, Australia for an ordinary gynecological procedure. While in recovery, she felt increasing pain. Soon she was in multiple organ failure.
Two surgeons, Dr. Sanjeev Naidu and Dr. Nai An Lai, shared how they saved her life and reconstructed her abdomen. “It’s been said that it’s one of our greatest saves,” said Dr. Naidu.
“I don’t think we’re the best. I do not think we’re the most brilliant,” said Dr. Lai. “But together we achieved much more than we could have achieved as individuals.”
Read about another abdominal-wall-reconstruction patient, Tony, in his Q&A series.
Note: This story reflects the experience of one individual. Every abdominal-wall-reconstruction case is unique. We at Cook can’t guarantee that every patient will experience the same level of success. Information included in this article should not be used as the basis for any treatment recommendation.
Dr. Naidu and Dr. Lai are not paid consultants for Cook Medical.