Waiting times for the procedures he needed were between four and nine months on the NHS, and American doctors told him it was a risk to wait that long.
Adults are often living with a misdiagnosis as they would refer to any respiratory difficulty as asthma.
According to a new report, 12 million American adults are misdiagnosed each year.
Researchers suggested that better screening tools need to be created so that children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome are not misdiagnosed with autism.
In 2009, doctors from a Syracuse, NY hospital almost removed the organs from a woman who was still alive. She woke up on the operating table right before doctors were going to cut her open.
Researchers found that primary care physicians often misdiagnose and mistreat patients due to the breakdown of the communication process.