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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Surgery and effects with hemochromatosis
Does having hemochromatosis complicate surgery - regular or arthroscopic if you already are on maintenance phlebotomies (every 2 months)?
Thank you for your question. If the ferritin level is being adequately controlled by maintenance phlebotomies, risk from surgery shouldn't be any higher than for anyone else.
Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University