Cosmetic Surgery Preparation

Whether you are seeing Dr. Jennifer Walden for cosmetic surgery or for reconstructive purposes, you will be kindly and professionally treated throughout your stay. For many people, surgery can be a little frightening and for this reason, we present you with the two most common surgery preparations for people who are about to enter into a cosmetic or reconstructive operating room:

  1. Do I really have to fast (not eat) on the day of my surgery?

Answer: Yes. Absolutely. While Dr. Jennifer Walden and her staff will give you a minimum number of hours you must fast before your schedule surgery, this rule is true for all surgeries, especially major operations. Why is this the case? Most surgeries occur under a general anesthesia (as opposed to a localized anesthesia) and therefore require what is known as “intubation” or a tube being inserted for breathing and oxygen purposes. If, during the operation, the body wants to vomit the stomach contents, this can lead to a restriction in the breathing passages. Always follow your surgeon’s advice as to when and how long you can fast, including whether or not water or juice is allowed. Dr. Jennifer Walden on LinkedIn.

  1. Do I really have to bring someone to drive me home afterward?

Answer: Yes, you do. In order to facilitate patient turnaround and in order to help other people, you most likely going home as soon as you wake up. However, anesthesia and other state-altering drugs will make your driving ability quite compromised. Always bring a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after your operation. Instagram Photos.

Dr. Jennifer Walden and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have and will always provide you with the best care in the world during your cosmetic visit. Feel free to write down questions and bring them to the office! To know more click here.

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Eric Lefkofsky, his Charities, and the Success of Tempus

Although Eric Lefkofsky is very much involved in philanthropic activities, much of his attention has been given to creating, buying, and the selling of companies. He is currently worth an estimated $1.65 billion and is still involved in quite a few businesses. His newest startup is called, Tempus. When his wife, Liz, was diagnosed with breast cancer, he realized the doctors needed to research their data on the results of their treatments more carefully.

It was difficult for the doctors and researchers to analyze the results of past treatments, because of the privacy issues related to their patients. So, what Tempus does, is to take the personal information from each file and ensure that the doctors and researchers only analyze files without names or addresses. This allows everyone to share information with one another, making treatment plans for their cancer patients much more targeted for positive results than in the past. Lefkofsky hopes to see research companies, such as, CRISPR use the technology of Tempur in ways that might further their research faster.

Achieving his law degree from the University of Michigan, Mr Lefkofsky worked hard selling carpets as a freshman in college. He and his business partner, Bradley Keywell, borrowed enough money to buy Brandon Apparel, in 1994, but it went under and lawsuits followed. In 1999, they started an internet company called, Starbelly, which they were able to sell for $240 million. Lefkofsky is currently involved with Tempus, Lightbank, Groupon, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorkings. Click here to know more.

Along with his wife Liz, Lefkofsky donates much of his time and money to charitable causes, such as, art, culture, education, early childhood development, science, technology, and human rights. Together, they started a foundation called, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which focuses much of their contributions to the Chicago area in which they live. They have a strong urge to contribute to programs and research globally as well.