Spent time in the operating room at Shaio watching Dr. Ivan Santos operate this morning. Operating rooms are large, clean, well-lit and all equipment is modern and fully functional.
Dr. Santos operates with a second surgeon assisting, Dr. Rudolfo Reyes. Today’s case which was a combination of body and facial procedures was performed under a combination of local and conscious sedation. Patient appeared comfortable during the procedure and all standardized intra-operative protocols were followed. Sterility was maintained throughout the case. (No intra-operative photos taken with patient in view – for privacy concerns.)
The particular case was more complex that average – patient was undergoing a revision after previous surgery several years ago (with another surgeon). Dr. Santos was meticulous in attention to detail, calm and pleasant in demeanor, and aggressive in surgical management. He has a good rapport with his OR team, who were able to anticipate his needs.
Going back on Monday for another case.
Note: Be careful when searching the internet for doctor information – there is a lot of disinformation out there (which is why I am writing a book). Currently there is a doctor impersonating Dr. Ivan Santos – if you do a search for Dr. Santos – this doctor comes up, claiming to be in practice with him. Please be careful everyone!)
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