The doctor who saved Ben’s life was on television last night…

Believing for Ben

Grandson Ben’s doctor, the physician who did the two brain operations last May, was featured last Thursday night on the ABC television network’s reality show NYMed.  I rarely watch network television and didn’t even know the show existed.  Apparently, each episode toggles between two New York City hospitals and features multiple doctors and medical procedures.

In Thursday’s episode Ben’s doctor, Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, performed an operation on a two-year-old girl in which he closed off a Dural AV fistula in her brain using medical grade super glue, the same procedure used on Ben.  Ben however, had first had 18 platinum coils placed in the fistula to slow the blood flow before the glue was inserted.  The before and after images of the blood flow in the little girl’s brain look very similar to Ben’s before and after images.

It was quite exciting (and frightening as well) to watch the…

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