I vaguely remembering hearing once that surgeons have a saying that "Time is trauma." I can't remember if this refers to the delay in getting into surgery, or if it refers to the duration of the surgery. The google is failing me on this one - it keeps pushing a book about WMDs. Nurses and doctors of the green - is this a common saying?
I'm in a very tough spot. Trying to figure out where to get an urgent surgery, while figuring out insurance coverage. [more inside]
I have trigeminal neuralgia, aka "the suicide disease." Good times! I've been given four treatment options: lifelong heavy-duty medication, having a needle stuck into my face with a few months' relief, CyberKnife radiology, or microvascular decompression surgery. Which should I choose? How do I even approach this decision? Difficulty level: I want to get pregnant, but I don't know when. [more inside]
What are the future employment options / career trajectory for someone who has just completed their third year of a surgical residency and who has passed their third-year boards, but who has dropped out of the program? [more inside]
How are new surgical procedures and tools evaluated before they're OK'ed for use on the public? [more inside]
Our dog is ailing -- how does one determine how much to spend on her treatment(s)? More wrinkles to the situation inside... [more inside]
What is special about a square surgical knot? It seems like the regular kind of knot I use to tie my shoes, just using a very specific hand technique. Is there any advantage to this knot tying technique?
Where can I find references and referrals for a good Orthopedic / Sports Medicine Surgeon [more inside]
How do surgeons satisfy various bodily requirements during marathon surgeries? There's [more inside]
What should I do, in the way of homework, before elective surgery? [more inside]