Upstate plastic surgeon Michael Zalewski said he had to make a decision to remove a lump on his right forearm after a botched plastic surgery.
He decided to have the procedure done on Monday, according to The Times-News in Monroe, Florida.
“It was a long and challenging procedure,” Zalowicz told the paper.
“I was in a lot of pain and couldn’t move.
I knew I was in trouble.”
Zalewski was told by a surgeon that his surgeon was a good friend, and Zalowski felt comfortable with the decision.
Zalowicz had undergone a partial hysterectomy a few years ago and has a scar on his upper arm from a botched operation.
It’s not clear how Zalowsky was able to remove the lump on Monday.
The surgery was performed on Zalkowski’s left arm and is a major procedure that involves removing a section of the muscle that is used to stabilize the forearm.
Zalskowski’s surgeon, Dr. Eric Stahl, is also a doctor at the University of Florida Medical School.
Zalowsk’s arm is located on the inside of his elbow and can be easily affected by the surgery.
Zalskowsk said he was given the option of a laparoscopic surgery or a full hysterency surgery.
Zallyewski told the Times-Journal that he had been told that the surgery was successful, but that he felt that he could not have done the surgery without the doctor’s friend.
He said he has “a lot of respect for my surgeon,” who said that he and his team were ready for the procedure.
“The way I look at it, I feel like a person who is a part of a community that has given me so much support and has given so much life to me,” Zalsky said.
“It was important to me to do this procedure to help him be able to help me heal.”
Zalski is currently waiting for a bone marrow transplant.