Secrets and Lies from the Operating Room
For most people, having surgery is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. In Secrets and Lies from the Operating Room, Dr. Jean-Paul Brutus separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know about the world of surgeons.
In a light-hearted tone, and in Q&A format, Dr. Brutus pulls back the curtain and shares personal and poignant stories, humor, and trivia, as well as tips for both patients and surgeons alike on how to connect with each other—not as the next operation but as fellow human beings.
- How often do patients wake up during surgery?
- What happens if a surgeon has a heart attack during a long surgical procedure?
- Did surgeons really descend from ancient barbers?
- Do surgeons and nurses hook up as much as they do on Grey’s Anatomy?
- Do surgeons are tested for drug use and alcohol consumption?
- What happens if a surgeon makes a mistake?
Some may say that surgeons are just as unemotional or uncaring as robots. But Dr. Brutus—a leading plastic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive hand surgery—challenges that notion and shows the humanity behind the mask.