Category Archives: surgeon

Tales from the OR

WARNING: This post contains my blood and guts, literally. If you’re squeamish, I recommend skipping this one. What follows is my journey through the operating room at Columbia-Presbyterian on July 18, 2012. Apologies, but I couldn’t help starting off with

Tales from the OR

WARNING: This post contains my blood and guts, literally. If you’re squeamish, I recommend skipping this one. What follows is my journey through the operating room at Columbia-Presbyterian on July 18, 2012. Apologies, but I couldn’t help starting off with

Hospital Update #5: The Kick-ass Lap

“Am I just making shit up?” That’s Summer’s sentence. Twice today she has given us a sentence that had no basis in current time or space. Then she has paused and said….”I’m making shit up, aren’t I?” This is the

Hospital Update #5: The Kick-ass Lap

“Am I just making shit up?” That’s Summer’s sentence. Twice today she has given us a sentence that had no basis in current time or space. Then she has paused and said….”I’m making shit up, aren’t I?” This is the

Hospital Update #4: A long day, and improvement

Finally the pain has been tackled with Dilaudid and Summer has achieved a more comfortable situation, having brought the pain under control. Today our nurse was LaToya and what a great lovely character she was. Always a smile, always concern,

Hospital Update #4: A long day, and improvement

Finally the pain has been tackled with Dilaudid and Summer has achieved a more comfortable situation, having brought the pain under control. Today our nurse was LaToya and what a great lovely character she was. Always a smile, always concern,

Hospital Update #1: Perfect!

Summer went into surgery about 7:45am this morning and was out at 1:15pm. The area where people are prepped for surgery was crazy loud, which was a bit distracting and therefore good. The anesthesiologist came by, and Summer’s surgeon, Dr.

Hospital Update #1: Perfect!

Summer went into surgery about 7:45am this morning and was out at 1:15pm. The area where people are prepped for surgery was crazy loud, which was a bit distracting and therefore good. The anesthesiologist came by, and Summer’s surgeon, Dr.

My surgeon, the go-to expert

I just discovered my surgeon was a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show to explain Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart surgery back in 2010 (he comes in at ~3:00). I think I should make a pitch to Rachel to have

My surgeon, the go-to expert

I just discovered my surgeon was a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show to explain Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart surgery back in 2010 (he comes in at ~3:00). I think I should make a pitch to Rachel to have

The Surgeons

Discovered this book on Tuesday, bought it on Thursday, half way through it already. It’s literally about the cardiac center at Columbia-Presbyterian where I will be “summering”. And my surgeon is even in it (as a first year attending). This

The Surgeons

Discovered this book on Tuesday, bought it on Thursday, half way through it already. It’s literally about the cardiac center at Columbia-Presbyterian where I will be “summering”. And my surgeon is even in it (as a first year attending). This

Watch and learn

My doctor can explain things so much better than I can.

Watch and learn

My doctor can explain things so much better than I can.