Dr. Scott Schroeder is a Physician and Surgeon of the Foot and Ankle. He has been in practice for over 30 years in the State of Washington. He has lectured to the FDA and around the world on the systemic effects of metal allergies and reactions within the human body.
Over the decades he has developed a keen interest in the local and systemic effects of metals he has surgically placed in his patients. Over the past decade he has surgically removed over 1,000 metallic implants in over 400 patients. With this has come a wealth of practical knowledge of how these patients have responded to this metal in their bodies. He is currently involved in a number of studies, one of which is showing 3-4% “Life Changing” improvements in quality of life after removal of the metallic implants from the body. 4% would mean 1 in 25 surgeries where metal is implanted in the body. He is here today to review a number of these systemic reactions he has encountered after surgical implantation of metal in his patients and subsequent, sometimes extremely dramatic, improvement after removal of the metal.