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A matter of life and death
San Francisco Business Times

Bob Flood lived to tell the tale of his nightmare. Tens of thousands each year do not.

It began four years ago when the San Francisco resident grew weary of living with chronic back pain. He and his wife Val, a retired nurse, carefully researched surgical options, visiting Stanford Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston before deciding on UCSF Medical Center. The July 2, 2010 operation seemed to go well, but a day or two later the Floods saw signs of an infection.