Unfortunate Complication After Insurance Company Refused to Allow Patient to See Dr. Gelman

Mr. C.D. was referred to Dr. Gelman by his local Urologist for surgery to treat his urethral stricture. He was “re-directed” by his insurance to another Urologist at another University Medical Center who did an operation to repair the urethra using skin from the scrotum. When the surgery failed, the insurance then authorized care with Dr. Gelman, and the patient was found to have a recurrent stricture and a hair ball in the urethra growing from the scrotal skin that was used.