Back On the Job a Day After Surgery
Chris Kozlowski, a local police officer, had been experiencing lower back pain for quite a while.  During a visit to the Somerset Hospital Emergency Department, the staff discovered that his liver enzymes were elevated indicating he may have gall bladder problems.
 
Chris was referred to his family physician at Somerset Family Practice.  In turn, they recommended he see Dr. Rafael Valladares who had just started practicing with Dr. Fernando Aycinena and Dr. Peter Go at Somerset Surgical Services.  After an ultrasound, it was confirmed that Chris would have to have his gall bladder removed.
 
"Dr. Valladares was very nice.  His pre op instructions were very clear and understandable," states Chris.Everything went very well and Chris was back on the job the very next day of the surgery.  In fact, he went back to his weight lifting regime within a week.

Chris Kozlowksi is shown with Dr. Valladares. Need additional information on surgical options?  Call Somerset Surgical Services at 814-443-2100.


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