Dr. Jimenez, Thoracic Surgeon
In the operating room with Dr. Jimenez, thoracic surgeon at Santa Fe de Bogota today. Despite having multiple co-morbidities, the case went well – according to protocols with no intra-operative complications.
In other news, I am sorry to disappoint my readers but I actually declined an opportunity to go to the operating room (gasp!) today. After contacting a surgeon (sorry, folks – not Camilo Prieto) several times over the last two months, I actually met him face-to-face in the operating room. I introduced myself, but he was quite visibly reluctant to talk to me. I brashly asked when I could visit him in the OR (I was hoping to break the ice – and show that I’ve relatively harmless, but I probably came off as obnoxious.)
So, I had the opportunity to try and interview him, and see him operating – and I declined, so as to respect his privacy. While the book is everything to me – it’s a voluntary project. So, my sincerest apologies..
It’s good to be back in Bogota! Now, if only I could line up all my appointments as easily.
I had anticipated more neurosurgery this week, but with the big neurosurgery conference in Mexico, it’s not turning out that way. So far, it looks like it’s going to be more of a Thoracic surgery week – with some orthopedic surgery and general surgery mixed in..
I’m going to see Dr. Osorio again, at the hospital in Chia this time, (if I can find it…)
I’m hoping to meet with Dr. Stella Martinez too.. I’ve heard a lot of great things about her from several of her colleagues, so I am really looking forward to it.
I’m still trying to arrange a meeting with Dr. Jimenez sometime this week – so I will keep you updated with how that turns out..
Tomorrow, I’m interviewing Dr. Klaus Mieth, an orthopedic surgeon – and I am hoping to catch up with Dr. Roosevelt Fajardo, (general surgeon) over at Santa Fe de , to get together later this week..
There are a few other physicians, I am still hoping to hear back from – so we’ll see how the week unfolds.
Update: 6 April 2011
Met with Dr. Klaus Mieth yesterday – interesting gentleman; speaks three languages; english, german and spanish.. Works full time as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee procedures – but also serves as the Director of the largest (and non-profit too) bone and tissue bank in Colombia..