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Pulling Back The Curtain: How Surgeons Prepare for Your Visit & Surgery

Pulling Back The Curtain: How Surgeons Prepare for Your Visit & Surgery

Surgery can be tremendously stressful – unless you are familiar with what happens before you get there. There’s finally a compiled listing of events, planning and detail that helps you to undersetand more of what  goes into the innerworkings of your surgery – thanks to the this program. It’s time to learn what three orthopedic surgeons do to prepare for your first visit and surgery inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast…

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The Detailed Shownotes for This Episode of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast:

You’ll get the answers to these questions and more inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast!

1. How do surgeons like Dr. Nirav Pandya, Brian Feeley and Dr. Drew Lansdown prepare for a typical surgery day and how does this preparation enhance patient outcomes?

2. In the episode, Dr. Pandya discusses the seasonal ebb and flow of pediatric orthopedic cases. What insights can be drawn about the relationship between seasonality and traumatic injuries in children?

3. Dr. Lansdown and Dr. Pandya describe the integration of electronic medical records in their practice. Discuss the benefits and limitations of this technology in streamlining patient care based on their experiences.

4. The discussion touched on the importance of preparing for various contingencies during surgery. Can you explore the impact of such meticulous planning on the success and safety of orthopedic surgeries?

5. Both surgeons mention the role of reviewing patient history and imaging before appointments. Discuss how this pre-appointment preparation contributes to efficiency and effectiveness during patient consultations.

6. Dr. Feeley and the other surgeons talk about the environmental impact of unnecessary in-person follow-ups. What are some sustainable practices that could be implemented in healthcare systems to address this issue?

7. The role of trainees in the operating room was discussed, including the perception of their involvement in surgeries. How does the presence of trainees affect patient care and surgical education, according to the hosts?

8. Dr. Pandya mentions using AI for documentation and patient interaction in the future. Discuss how AI could transform patient care in orthopedics and the potential challenges that might arise.

9. Given the potential for robotic assistance in surgeries discussed by Dr. Lansdown, debate the ethical and practical considerations of integrating more robotics into medical procedures.

10. Reflect on the personal anecdotes shared by the surgeons about their experiences and challenges in the OR. How do these personal reflections enhance the listener’s understanding of the realities of surgical practice?

Timestamps from This Episode of The 6-8 Weeks Podcast:

03:05 Orthopedic institute provides comprehensive services, including outpatient care with patient rooms, x-ray, MRI, physical therapy, and bracing on site. Surgeries are performed at Mount Zion hospital, some requiring overnight stays. The practice caters to patients of all ages, focusing on the transition from teenagers to adulthood and addressing a wide range of orthopedic issues.

07:58 Gathering and reviewing detailed patient information for care.

09:26 Drew struggled multiple times, but doctor’s appointments changed.

13:21 Anticipating potential surgical complications is crucial for success. Planning ahead for different scenarios, equipment readiness, and revision surgeries can ensure smoother procedures and better outcomes. It’s essential to be prepared rather than figuring things out on the spot, which can lead to less-than-ideal results.

17:36 Decision making in the operating room, potential complications, and associated risks.

21:45 Integrating AI and telehealth to improve patient access and efficiency in medical documentation and care.

22:33 Reduce unnecessary patient visits for resource efficiency.

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