The idea of observing and learning is great, i love seeing medicine in action, and i've enjoyed watching open cardiothoracic and vascular surgery in the past... but there is something about GI surgery which makes me feel rather uncomfortable.
I'm not sure what it is exactly... but i sort of cringed a little every now and then when the lecturer showed clips of his procedures, but more so specifically a procedure using SILS! It's where a single port of entry to the abdomen was achieved by inserting a bit of equipment in.. via the "belly button". It's amazing how much can be done through the belly button, and you're left without a new scar, but i can't help but feel a little queasy when seeing it performed.
Now, just one more week of Easter break left before I'm out on my last out firm to see this being done in person...but before that i...
Watched a similar clip on youtube.. and yep.. still makes me feel a little queasy!