Patients turning up for appointments have been met with a message on the closed surgery
door directing them to a phone number in the case of an emergency.
After all, if you had rung a closed surgery
you would simply have been told that no doctor was available to see you and that the next available appointment was not for the best part of a week.
TIPS therapy is a minimally invasive procedure with closed surgery
, as only a small puncture is needed in the jugular vein for insertion of the GORE([R]) VIATORR([R]) TIPS Device.