Howland has appendectomy surgery

UCLA just released this – Ben Howland had appendectomy surgery yesterday. Here it is:

UCLA head men’s basketball coach Ben Howland is resting comfortably after having a standard appendectomy yesterday. The procedure was performed at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center by Dr. Joe Hines. Howland expects to return to work on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.

“One of the very best things about being a coach or student-athlete at UCLA is if you need medical attention, you won’t find any better place in the country than at the incomparable UCLA Medical Center,” Howland said. “The medical staff and community at UCLA are simply the best and I’m so grateful to all of them for their professionalism and commitment to excellence.”

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  • Anon

    I bet he refused anesthesia and made them do it while he was watching film

  • Anonymous

    Jill, can you edit this? He didn’t have his appendectomy removed!

  • Reformed Droog

    Frankly, I’m surprised he took an offensive approach to this problem…

  • Love My Appendix

    Hate to be a nitpicker, but this happens way too frequently know with newspapers and the reporting of the “news”. A person cannot have his or her “appendectomy” removed because a person does NOT have an appendectomy in their body. Rather, an appendectomy refers to the surgical procedure to remove a person’s appendix when the patient is suffering from acute appendicitis. Peace Out and Bring back the EDITORS.

  • Anonymous

    You might think about editing this Jill. He didn’t have surgery to remove his “appendectomy”. An appendectomy is the surgery he had to remove his appendix!

  • UB (Ultimate Bruin)

    1. Get well soon, Coach! BEst wishes for a speedy recovery.

    2. Jill, could you please ignore the bufoons on the appendectomy issue. We all understand what procedure Coach Howland underwent. It only proves that the blog trolls and typo n@z!s spend too much time on inconsequential matter.

  • Spencer

    You gotta love Howland. He has an appendectomy and plugs the UCLA Medical Center.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed on both points, UB. If we complain too much about typos, we will get a more comprehensive editing process, resulting in less information less frequently. Be careful what you wish for. This is a blog, not the newspaper. Go Bruins.

  • MFP

    All you knuckle heads who who are nit picking over the wording, why don’t you stick to the printed news delivery. At least that’ll be edited for your taste.

    And get well soon Ben.

  • Sprained Appendectomy

    I heard that Kevin Prince also injured his appendectomy on that hit at the goal line during the Tennessee game.

  • UB (Ultimate Bruin)

    Yes, anon 445 — and haven’t we all had a typo or two in OUR blogs? I, for one, admit that I am not a typist. My posts are to get out content. While I endeavor to be as careful as possible, I rarely proof read my posts — just click submit. As a result, errrors nacharully accur.

  • Fan4Life

    Howland made the doctor get down in a stance while performing the surgery.

  • doug4ucla

    Think Ben will lighten some?…….No not really

  • Reformed Droog

    “Sprained Appendectomy said:

    I heard that Kevin Prince also injured his appendectomy on that hit at the goal line during the Tennessee game.”

    Only because he forgot to wear his cup…

  • Anonymous

    Is acute appendicitis caused by stress?

    He is a very stressful person.

  • solomonmbruin

    Thanks for the work you do. If the English morons want perfection they should read the U$C blog. Those people write real slow.

  • bruinbiochem06

    Howland is kind of old to be having appendicitis…

  • JosephineBruin

    LOVE YOU COACH! Get Better!