The Marine Corps Are A Little Safer Now

The Marine Corps Are A Little Safer Now

WASHINGTON -- A Pennsylvania congressman and longtime friend of the late Rep. John Murtha said late Monday the congressman's large intestine was damaged during gallbladder surgery and the complications led him to be hospitalized.

The Pennsylvania Democrat died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., where he was admitted on Jan. 31. The gallbladder surgery was performed days earlier at the National Naval Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., which didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.

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5 years 12 weeks ago, 1:34 PM

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Gall bladder surgery should not be life threatening. They usually use laproscopy to remove it through your navel. My son had this done about a month ago and went home the next day.

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5 years 12 weeks ago, 7:37 PM

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in the U.S.M.C., removing a gall bladder using a splitting maul does leave a scar.
My nephew's wife had her's removed early in the morning and was home late that same afternoon. No biggie.

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