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Joan Rivers

NY Health Dept. Launches 'Review'

Of Rivers' Throat Clinic

9/4/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Joan Rivers HealthThe clinic where Joan Rivers suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest is now in the cross hairs of NY health officials -- TMZ has learned they're "reviewing" the case. 

Sources tell us the state's Dept. of Health has contacted the clinic -- Yorkville Endoscopy -- twice since last Thursday ... when Rivers was getting an outpatient procedure to repair her vocal cords.

State health officials tell TMZ they are "reviewing the matter" ... but have NOT launched an official investigation. We're told the review could take weeks or even months. At this point, officials are only looking at the clinic as a whole -- not specifically the doctor who performed the procedure. 

As we reported ... Rivers has been moved out of ICU and into a private room at Mount Sinai hospital. It's unclear whether she's still on life support.

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effthemedia    

Effing Obamacare...

28 days ago
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dash    

good!! wonder if we will find out what happened.

28 days ago
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dash    

whats with all these "work from home" and "my friend just met a millionare" crappy spam posts that are everywhere??

28 days ago
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Bridget    

Well generally don't clinics send patients to the hospital to have surgery? If they weren't up to code to perform the surgery in office, they better get called on it.

28 days ago
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Googie    

Had wondered if it was an outpatient procedure why Joan ended up in ICU. Glad they are reviewing the clinic so this won't happen to others. This kind of incidents don't just happen to lower income people, it can happen to the wealthy also.

28 days ago
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Morton Lipshitz    

Joan used "hate speech" toward Palestinins!

28 days ago
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watzitooya    

Yikes!

28 days ago
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shakedoggy    

that poor docter has been in CRY-SIS mode ever since this horrible ordeal began. im sure that krates of do***ents and parafurnalia have alreddy bin shredded and dumped bee-hind the joint.

28 days ago
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missjanenc    

Just pull the plug on the hateful cow.

28 days ago
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IceGypsy    

Anytime someone her age gets a procedure, no matter how minor, there are more risks. Hopefully she pulls through okay.

28 days ago
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TT    

Review? Whats there to review? Karma wants its bitch.

28 days ago
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K South West    

Palestine

28 days ago
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Naiad    

I thought this operation was routine and singers get it regularly. Doesn't seem like something that will cause cardiac arrest when it's done so often. Maybe Joan is a unique case because of her age and the wear and tear of so many surgical procedures.

28 days ago
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Lily    

Was she having elective surgery for that voice lift that makes you sound younger? If so, what a shame.

28 days ago
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KingLA    

Maybe kanye west should have lied his mom was an israeli than maybe he could have profited from suing the doctor who killed his mother. Her daughter just be rubbing 2 pennies together somewhere. Note to self. If you want too flight care either say your israeli or goto Israel and use their govt controlled succesful healthcare system paid by my tax dollars.

28 days ago
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