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On this morning's Canada AM news program ( http://www.ctv.ca/canadaam/ click on " concerns over liberation treatment " to view today's video ). Dr Desjardin spoke. He is the head of the provinces Society of Radiologists in Quebec. He tries to say that the procedure is not without risks and when asked to describe the complications he says "they are seeing" he goes on to say that there was one complication in California of stent migration. He could not list any other examples of complications in Quebec yet he said they are seeing more and more of these complications. He could not back up his statements and looks like he is a fear monguering liar to me - he looked soooo bad IMO.
I feel that as more IRs in the US start doing more procedures there will be less need for north americans to go over seas.
My concern regarding dr Desjardin is that after he acknowleges these two questions ; 1) can you provide examples of the complications you speak of all he could list was the stent migration example after saying they are seeing more and more complications. 2) he was asked to list some benefits to patients who have had the procedure and he never even tried to answer that question.
He is giving a very biased, classic opinion from influencial physicians basically over emphasizing risks and not addressing the patients who have benefitted. terrible propaganda IMO.