Friday, June 08, 2007

My Surgery Core Clerkship Experience

Surgery has been going pretty well. I only have 6 more days of general surgery! The time has really flown by. In the few weeks I've been here, I've seen several excisional breast biopsies, some laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses, some Port-A-Cath insertions/removals, a laparoscopic gastric banding procedure, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Not the broadest variety, I know, but it was good to see the same thing done several times to see the variety / scope of the technique. I also have gotten better at suturing up wounds and feel much more confident about my manual dexterity before starting surgery. It really is like tying knots on your shoelaces... slippery, bloody knots, but still.... same idea =) What I really should be doing is studying for the surgery shelf exam!

Some drink for thought: Does a "break the seal" phenomenon truly exist? I had never heard this phrase before, but OverMyMedBody has an interesting post about whether the first bathroom episode after drinking leads to subsequent ones.

Updated 20200228

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