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DIY Surgery

by | 3rd, December 2004

‘IF you want to see the future of the NHS, then look no further than Bosnia.

There an unemployed 29-year-old has performed kidney stone surgery on himself, using only a razor blade and needle, because he did not have any money to pay medical bills.

Emir Javoras, from Javor, explained: ‘I woke up in the middle of the night in terrible pain, but I couldn’t ask doctors to do anything about it because I am poor, have no money and no health insurance.

‘I noticed my genitals had swollen and the pain was enormous. The stones had passed out of my kidney and had got stuck in my urinary tract.

‘I cut the skin under my testicles and with the help of a sterilized needle I managed to dig out three stones.’

Doctors in the nearby town of Zenica said they were shocked someone had managed to perform such an operation by themselves, and cleaned and restitched the wound for free.’



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