Surgery with Lindsay Hampson, urologist - which went terribly wrong at a cost of aprox $80k. She should've never insisted I allow her to do surgery when my regular surgeon had done 18 prior procedures on my kidneys, but she claimed he was unavailable. She said I should "learn how to allow other doctors to help me and that my regular surgeon wasn't always gonna be available and if I didn't allow her to help me, then I had wasted valuable resources by coming to her E.R.!) (even tho my Primary Care Doc is who sent me there immediately from across the streets, once my xrays showed kidney obstruction) My regular surgeon (the head guy in this speciality at UCSF) had told me himself after he lacerated my kidney to NEVER again allow anyone inside my kidney as I may not survive due to hemorrhage. He said he would be "terrified" do surgery on me again, unless it was to save my life! (I have him (with his permission) on iPhone recording telling me and my relatives that!) Hospitalized 2 weeks from his laceration of my kidney, and it was supposed to have been a simple out-patient procedure! Also caught a Hospital Acquired Infection in he surgeon which is deadly and treatment-resistant. I am still colonized with that one for life! Nearly lost my life and still suffer. Risky blood transfusions, the whole bit. But young Hampson insisted and then screwed-up and my regular surgeon had to do a 2nd surgery 4 days later at another cost of aprox $80k! He said "your ureter looks like someone took a hammer to it!" (also have that on iPhone recording) yet he denied saying it later! Oh the suffering I endured at her hands all for nothing! And if I had known she was not even Board Certified, I would have NEVER allowed her near me! She claims she reached my regular surgeon and he was "onboard" with her taking me to surgery yet when i asked him later, he refused to answer that question. wow! I realize young surgeons needs to get their "stats" up and also generate revenue for the Hospital But NEVER EVER AGAIN. And later, when I began asking questions about What went wrong in surgery? I was then getting letters from UCSF Liability Atty (old alpha-shark -like woman!) She threatened me to stop attempting to contact anyone (it was all by email with exception of a couple attempts by phone, near impossible to ever reach anyone by phone there!) that she would take legal steps against me, for "harrassment!" WOW, and here I was, the injured patient! AVOID AVOID AVOID! I now live in another state but I wouldn't take my dog to them, not in a million years! They tried to kill me a few different times and to learn they don't require their surgeons to be Board Certified, WOW!!!! All kept a tidy little secret, I guess! WHY is she not Board Certified, since she got out of med school 9 yrs ago? WOW WOW WOW.