Surgery’s past, present and robotic future

June 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

Check out this interesting TED talk by surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr, tracing the history of surgery from pre-anesthesia to the newest inventions in robotic surgery.

Hat tip to Vijay.

Summer Hibernation

June 15, 2009 § 1 Comment

hibernationI’m gradually slipping into blogging summer hibernation (photo credit). Vacation is drawing nearer, and I find myself spending more time outdoors than in front of screens. I suspect I’ll be posting very infrequently in June and July. Have a nice summer everyone!

Top 50 Surgical Blogs

June 9, 2009 § Leave a comment

Check out iScrub’s comprehensive list of the top 50 surgical blogs. I feel honored to be included in this company!

No Breath

June 1, 2009 § Leave a comment

apneaFilming a radio frequency ablation (RFA) for liver cancer a couple of weeks got me thinking about the hierarchy that exists in the OR. Especially between the surgeon, or in this case radiologist, and the anesthesia personnell.

It’s probably an everyday situation in the OR, and not remarkable in any way, but I found it a bit strange. Just an observation.
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