Sarah Silverman says she 'owes her life' to Cedars-Sinai physicians

Sarah Silverman spent a week in Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's intensive care unit, and thanks to the care she received said she is "insanely lucky to be alive," according to a post on her Facebook.

The comedian went to see her physician with a sore throat and found out she had epiglottitis, an inflammation of the tissue in the windpipe that can be life-threatening. Ms. Silverman thanked her medical team, which included the following physicians:

  • Shawn Nasseri, MD, an otolaryngologist at Cedars-Sinai who runs a practice in Beverly Hills, Calif.
  • Robert Naruse, MD, an anesthesiologist who has been on staff at Cedars-Sinai for more than 25 years
  • Rob Huizenga, MD, an internist and sports medicine physician, who is known as "Dr. H" on the television show The Biggest Loser, and formerly served as the Los Angeles Raiders team physician

"I owe my life to Dr. Shawn Nasseri, Dr. Robert Naruse, Dr. Rob Huizenga, every nurse, and every technician & orderly at Cedars [whose] punch-the-clock jobs happen to save human lives on the regular," Ms. Silverman wrote on Facebook.


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