Surgeon performs nine operations back to back while sufferin
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A Chinese surgeon has chosen to stick to his post and operate on patients after suffering from acute appendicitis at work. Liang Fuqun, in eastern China, endured severe pain and successfully completed nine consecutive operations on June 24. Liang works at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Si County People's Hospital.

Liang decided to carry on working because he said his patients were more important. To help him focus on the surgery, his colleagues gave him pain-killing injections twice during the operations.

His colleagues found out he suffered from acute appendicitis and his inflamed appendix had burst. Liang was sent to an operating theatre himself to undergo surgery as a patient.
He apparently started feeling pain in the abdomen in the morning, but he thought it might be because he had caught a cold during a previous night shift.

Liang had nine operations scheduled on the day, including eight caesarean sections and a laparoscopy for a patient with cervical cancer. After feeling ill, he decide to ask his colleague Shi Huilian to perform the operations with him to avoid any possible mistakes.

The first operation began at around 9am, but by the third operation, Liang's condition worsened. He decided to take a break and ask his colleagues to give him a CT scan on the pancreas. The result turned out to be fine. He immediately returned to the operating theatre after the CT scan and carried on with the operations.

To help him relieve the pain, his colleague gave him two injections of pain killer. By 2pm, Liang had finished eight C-sections, including one with twins. He then carried on with the ninth operation, the laparoscopy. Liang was rushed to the operating theatre by his colleague after finishing the last surgery.

A modest Liang said he was only doing his job and that "the patients' lives and safety are always more important"

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Dr. S●●●●●v S●●●●●1
Dr. S●●●●●v S●●●●●1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
If the hospital is a government one the CMO/ in-charge m.o. should have made proper arrangements to relieve him. If it' s a private hospital alternative arrangements should have been done. If it' s his own hospital and he' s so confident it' s a personal matter,still then we suggest to take proper care of himself because doctor' s life is as important as patients' .
Dec 26, 2018Like
Dr. S●●●●h K●●●r
Dr. S●●●●h K●●●r Paediatrics
Salute to such brave & selfless doctor. One in a million doctor may be having such sacrificing will.
Dec 27, 2018Like
Dr. N●●●●a G●●●a
Dr. N●●●●a G●●●a Obstetrics and Gynaecology
As all the cases were of elective surgery,Not a wise thing to do except in emergeny, this shd be the first lesson of medical education.
Dec 30, 2018Like