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Surgeons are people who like instant gratification. Because when you take something out, and the person’s better the next day, you get a great feeling inside. I like that.
The biggest thing about doctors and patients, and why patients stay scared is they don’t understand medical language. You have to take a medical disease — I operate on hernias. Hernias are holes. I say, “Well, when your mom saw a hole in your jeans, did she sew it together? [Then] when you bent your knee you broke it right open? No. She put a patch on it.” We put what’s called a piece of mesh on a hernia. Patients understand that we’re patching a hole. And when you put it in their terminology, all of a sudden they’re very comfortable.