I know a lot of men are reluctant to undergo a vasectomy, but I always say that it's a much easier procedure than a woman having her tubes tied. This is how I explain that:
When I was a med student on my surgery rotation, there was one urologist in our department who had actually performed his own vasectomy.
He apparently used local anesthesia and did the procedure with a colleague present in the room "just in case." There were no complications.
I dare you to find a female ob/gyn who tied her own tubes.
An excellent point...Can wives use that one now?ReplyDelete
What about implants? Especially the hormone based ones. I know a few women who have had them without complaint.ReplyDelete
That is incredible!!ReplyDelete
What about the woman in Mexico who did her own C-Section...close enough?ReplyDelete
Was she an ob/gyn?Delete
No, a poor villager who recognized something was wrong and took a butcher's knife to do her own C-section.Delete
I can tell you this - NO WAY IN HELL would I be able to do that to myself!
It's like PM&R docs doing EMGs on themselves for demonstration. :)ReplyDelete
Ever done it, Fizz?
No. I've let people practice on me, but never did it myself. I think most people have a hard time sticking a needle into themselves unless they're a drug addict or a diabetic or something along those lines. I found it hard to even press the button to shock myself.Delete
Whoa. That fairly freaks me out..ReplyDelete
Did you know that in rural China vasectomies are performed incisionless? The patient undergoes local anaesthesia (or not), the Vas Deferens are palpated through the skin, and a hammer (!) is used to tamp them and thereby cause scarring, occluding the vas and thereby rendering the patient (victim) sterile. No incision = very low risk of infection, and very low cost as well. Ask your friendly neighborhood Urologist if he'd try that one.ReplyDelete
... that's really impressive. I just emailed this to my boyfriend (he's applying to urology residencies). I cannot imagine doing anything like that on myself...ReplyDelete
There are stories of docs doing all sorts of things on themselves.ReplyDelete
There's a video of an anesthesiologist who intubates himself:
and a bunch of references to a Russian surgeon who had to take out his own appendix:
I don't know, I'd be more impressed with the neurosurgeon doing their own lobotomy.ReplyDelete
Fizzy, you make me LAUGH OUT LOUD! :)ReplyDelete
That's almost as baller as the soviet surgeon who took out his own appendix in AntarcticaReplyDelete
I took care of a gastroenterologist who did his own EGD for GI pain. Oddly, it didn't go away. It took a cardiologist stenting t his 98% LAD blockage to get any relief.ReplyDelete