The Conversation with Dr. Lawrence Semel

Carrie sits down with Rod Wood surgeon

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - It's been a week since Rod Wood returned to the anchor desk after being out months recovering from a medical procedure. 

Carrie Lazarus sat down with Dr. Lawrence Semel, the doctor who Rod credits with saving his life. 

Rod had an abdominal aortic aneurysm-- a condition which Semel says is life-threatening. 

Rod's aneurysm was discovered by accident when he was having a scan for something else. 

Semel says if you are a man over the age of 65 who has smoked, you should be screened.

When it comes to screening, Medicare covers the cost of an abdominal ultrasound if your doctor recommends it. 

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