As I recover from a medical ordeal, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Donald Ehman, his colleagues and staff. Thanks also go to the staff at Pioneers Memorial Hospital, especially the nurses in the women's center and the physicians and technicians in the PMH lab and X-ray departments for their quality care and compassion. Imperial Valley residents don't always appreciate the caliber of medical care that is available locally.
Not long ago, I visited Dr. Ehman for my annual gynecologic exam, during which he noticed an enlarged mass in my abdomen. I felt fine and had no symptoms of any abnormality, but Dr. Ehman insisted on identifying the mass. There were several possible explanations for the enlargment, most of which are common and can be ignored, treated or removed fairly easily. Because sonograms did not provide an answer to what my condition was, Dr. Ehman performed outpatient surgery involving laproscopy, allowing him to see the enlarged structure and remove it.