So Cece, I know I need to ask "the source" myself
, but does that mean if you go in from the right you *can't* check the lumbar veins? I'm going to want a recheck at some point, and I would want to know more about this. Maybe it would make sense to do both -- if a team feels more secure about doing most of their stuff from the right, go ahead and do that stuff, then make another entry for the other issues in other locations? Or is it bad to have more than one incision?
Just rambling here . . .
If your doc says that they can, then I'd believe that. Just make sure they also know to check for hypoplasia of the lumbar veins or whatever else that Dr. Zamboni checks for when he goes in from the left.
I'm sure there's a little bit of extra incision-site infection risk if they do two incisions, but it would be a minor risk. Would it be more of a equipment cost, if they pull the catheter all the way out, then would they need a new one before going in on another side?
I think asking the 'source' (I read it as meaning Dr. Sclafani) is always a good idea.