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Ablation Risks Higher at Teaching Hospital?
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Ablation Risks Higher at Teaching Hospital?

  : Dear Drs.
  : I am considering having RF Ablation for SVT performed by Dr. Lesh at UCSF.  I have complete confidence in Dr. Lesh, but the fact that UCSF is a teaching hospital makes me a bit nervous.  The Dr. is assisted by Fellows who are studying electrophysiology or who may have even completed EP studies.  Are the risks greater at a teaching hospital such as UCSF than at a private hospital?  I understand UCSF pioneered this procedure and that Dr. Lesh has an outstanding reputation.  Thank you.
  
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Dear Toni
I agree with Denise. Personally, if I needed a complex procedure done, I would definitely go to a teaching hospital.
I hope this has been useful. Feel free to write back with further questions. Good luck.
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