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Finding your balance as a doctor: Tips from David Samadi

As a very successful doctor, David Samadi has made lots of sacrifices on the road of becoming one of the leading urological oncologists, specializing in robotics and minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer. It is a well known fact that at the age of 15 he was forced to leave his parents and little sister… Read more

A second opinion for cancer can save your life. This is how you ask for it.

Asking for a second opinion from a doctor can be intimidating, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it anyway. There may be several factors that refrain you from doing so, such as: the fear of seeming demanding, of being impolite by not granting him/her full confidence, feeling scared and wanting to commence treatment as… Read more

Preparing for Surgery – Patient guide

From the patient’s perspective, the period before surgery can be very stressful and full of unknowns. This is why it is crucial to prepare both mentally and physically for the big day. Of course, you will need to follow your doctor’s instructions before anything else, but there are a couple of things you can do… Read more

Follow these 7 steps to prepare for surgery

Dealing with surgery is a fact of life. Most people go through at least one during their lifetime, be it dental surgery, appendectomies, cardiac surgery or transplants. Supposing it isn’t an emergency intervention, but a planned one, you should take your time to prepare yourself both mentally and physically. This step is important and a… Read more

The Surgical Team: Meet the 5 superheroes of the OR

Being a part of a surgical team is much like being in the army: it requires preparation, discipline and cooperation. We all see surgeons as rock stars – VIPs of medical care, all-knowing gods that walk among us and see over our well-being. Doctors usually have this effect over us: you often feel intimidated around… Read more