Perfect Surgeon 149
Perfect Surgeon chapter 149
Hyeon-jun, who was walking around the center lobby to say hello to Seok Jin-woong, could see him surrounded by several guardians.
As I approached them to explain the patient’s situation, the expressions on the guardians’ expressions were unusual, and Manager Seok’s expressions were also hardened.
As I got closer, I started to hear a harsh noise.
« Why are you doing surgery on your own? Why! »
« Emergency surgery does not require parental consent. It was a necessary operation to save the patient. »
« Dick aorta or something. They say the operation cost is over 10 million won, but I can’t pay it! I have no money! »
« It was an emergency. If it hadn’t been for the operation, my brother would have died. »
Manager Seok had no choice but to tell a basic story.
The caregiver was more concerned about money than the life of the patient, so there was really nothing to say other than that.
« therefore. How do you know that! My brother lives or doesn’t. How do you know that! »
« Father, please stop… … . »
As the noise grew louder, a man who appeared to be the patient’s wife broke in helplessly.
« Stop telling me what to stop! Jesu also saw how much the surgery cost. Where do we get that money! »
« … … . »
I cry when I hear the news of my husband’s accident, I cry when I say that my condition is serious, and I cry again when I say that there is no chance of survival even after surgery.
The patient’s wife shut her mouth with a tired face from the heavy reality.
« The chances of survival even after surgery are low. You said you were doing all the surgeries in the hospital to make money! »
No matter how much Manager Seok Jin-woong tried to explain the situation, the person who appeared to be the patient’s older brother was reckless.
Looking at his shabby attire, he could guess that he was a person who did not have enough money.
But even if it wasn’t a thank you, it wasn’t the treatment that the doctor who did his best to operate on his brother deserved.
A staff member of the Won Dance Department, standing next to Manager Seok Jin-woong, rolled his feet with a perplexed expression.
« … … Manager, I’m sorry. I will tell the parents well. »
Manager Seok nodded his head with a bitter expression on his face.
Although this doesn’t happen often, it was not easy to manage facial expressions.
Surgery for severe trauma patients is covered by health insurance, and from 2016, the cost of the patient has been set at 5%.
However, as this time, cases with ruptured aortic aneurysms were not included, resulting in a significant increase in patient costs.
Trauma surgery is a public medical field, but in Korea, private hospitals were playing the role of public medicine.
This was because of the unique structure of Korea, where 90% of medical institutions are private institutions.
Daehan University Hospital is not a private institution, but it did not receive sufficient support from the government anyway, and the trauma center continued to run a deficit.
The hospital had no choice but to charge for necessary treatment, even if it was not because of a deficit.
He found Hyun-jun, who was walking helplessly into the lobby.
« Oh, Master Jang. »
« … … Isn’t that too much? »
Manager Ahn Suk let out a light sigh that Hyun-jun had witnessed the situation a while ago.
« Whoa… … . This is some medicine. I survived the operation for over 7 hours, but there was a time when I was caught by the neck. »
« … … . »
« It’s just one of those things a trauma surgeon has to endure. You don’t have to impress me like that. »
« Yeah… … . »
« It’s not that I don’t understand the guardian. From the cost of surgery to the cost of admission to the intensive care unit. It’s not a lot of money. »
« Still, money can’t be more important than life, can’t it? »
« Money may be more important to some people. The rest of us have to live. »
My head understood, but my heart didn’t.
In particular, for Hyun-jun, who had watched the surgeon perform the operation on the patient like his own family, this situation was just sad.
It was hard for Hyun-jun to imagine a situation where the doctor did his best in his role, but he was insulted, if not thankful, by the patient or guardian.
« Yes, did you have a good visit to the aortic aneurysm surgery? »
After seeing Hyun-jun’s dark expression, Manager Seok asked a question and changed the atmosphere. He was not a laid-back person enough to be drowning in depression together.
Hyeonjun also tried to clear his hard impression.
« … … Yes, I learned a lot. »
« Professor Jang is not a thoracic surgeon, and he probably won’t be doing aortic aneurysm surgery himself. »
« Even if I can’t do surgery myself, I think there is a difference between knowing and not knowing. »
« Well, that’s a good attitude. The more you look at a surgeon, the better you see. »
Hyun-jun looked at Manager Seok Jin-woong, who nodded.
Unlike Professor Kim Seong-do, Director Seok did not ask any questions about his assistant in the previous surgery and preparation for aortic aneurysm surgery.
I couldn’t know exactly what it meant or what he was going through, but I could tell that it was as warm as Manager Seok’s eyes looking at him.
« Chief. »
« Oh, Professor Yu. Surgery? »
After the operation, Professor Yoo approached the two of them.
« Fortunately, it went well. I heard that Kim Deuk-soo’s patient had a ruptured vocal cord. »
« Well, Professor Kim Seong-do took over, and that one is okay for now. »
Professor Yu let out a sigh of relief.
If it was an aortic aneurysm rupture, table death was not unusual.
His gaze turned to Hyunjun this time.
« I asked where I saw it, are you the person who developed the incubator? »
Hyunjun nodded his head in a situation like deja vu.
« Incubator? What are you talking about? »
« Chief, don’t you even read the hospital news? This friend was also on the 9 o’clock news. »
« news? »
Professor Yoo Sang-wook found the article that Hyun-jun interviewed on his smartphone.
« … … An angel’s invention for premature babies in developing countries. A portable incubator invented by a doctor wearing a white gown instead of white wings is an issue… … . »
Manager Seok, who was handed the smartphone, read the article with interest.
« Master Jang, did you develop this? »
« I was lucky. »
« Umm. »
His eyes looking at Hyun-jun became even warmer.
Manager Seok confirmed Hyun-jun’s skills with this operation.
It was the first time I had seen it with my own eyes, although I had heard it verbally from Son Wan-gyu.
The DCS operation of Tista patient who was transferred from Gyeongju three years ago was still in his mind.
Seeing Hyun-jun as an assistant, I also confirmed that he is a good doctor for patients.
The operation was more honest than any words.
Besides, the article you’ve seen now.
It would have been perfect if Hyun-jun, who had both talent and mentality, came to the trauma center.
Manager Seok said as if passing by.
« I wish a year would pass quickly. »
« Yeah? Why are you doing that? »
Professor Yu blinked and asked.
« I heard from Son Wan-gyu that you are applying for trauma surgery. »
« Yes. »
« The same thing can happen today as if it were a daily routine. »
« … … The promise is made. »
« Is that true? Are you really applying for trauma surgery? »
Prof. Yoo was not happy and asked the two of them in turn.
A talented person like Hyun-jun was welcomed with open arms in a trauma surgeon who lacked manpower.
« Yeah. »
« Ah, so the manager said that one year would pass quickly… … . »
Professor Yoo, who had been watching Manager Seok for a long time, knew that he had greed for talent, but it was the first time he had ever expressed it so openly.
That meant that he liked Hyun-jun.
After bowing politely and Hyun-jun disappeared from view, Professor Yoo looked at Manager Seok.
« Chief. Do you have any surgical skills, my friend? It would be really good if I was just like Professor Sohn. »
« It’s hard to say, but if you see it in person, you will know. It’s hard to believe that I’m a resident. »
« Huh, is that enough? »
After delaying the answer for a while, Manager Seok faced Professor Yoo Sang-wook.
« It will be difficult, but let’s persevere. This is not going to continue. »
« Don’t worry. Even if I hate that person, Director Pyo, I will stick with him until the end. Don’t worry, my other friends are also reading through me well. »
« I’m always grateful to Professor Yoo and I’m sorry. »
« Don’t say that. It’s not because of the manager, it’s the path we all chose. What. »
« haha. is it? »
« Actually, the role of the manager is rather large. You need to reduce your charisma in the operating room. That way, there will be fewer friends who fall for the manager and go down this road without being cool. »
« Stop joking around and let’s go eat. You should eat it when you have time. »
« Yes. I live under the illusion that I am doing intermittent fasting these days. »
« haha. Go. »
After enjoying the daily life of trauma surgery for a while, Hyun-jun returned to his daily life, but it was not easy to suppress his excitement for a while.
DCS surgery with Director Seok Jin-woong was a big stimulus for him.
At the same time, I thought that there would be no such free time in my life in the future as I do now.
Watching the trauma surgeons busy without even having time to eat, I decided to cherish this moment more.
« Hospital work… … . I’m not busy? »
« it’s okay. Lately, I haven’t been able to spend time with you, so I’ve been feeling a little bit anxious, but I decided to take some time off. »
« I’m okay. still… … . I am glad you made that decision. »
On the off-day, Hyun-joon and his mother went to visit his father, Sang-san, in the countryside.
My younger brother Hyun-woo, who went on a working holiday to Australia, was also there.
Now that he’s in his senior year, he’s been looking for a job for a while, but his younger brother’s expression was much brighter than before he went to Australia.
« Brother, don’t worry. Because I am taking good care of her mother. »
« Yes. Thank you. Sorry again. »
« What are you sorry for? »
« I have to come here often, but it seems like I left everything to you on the excuse that I didn’t have time… … . »
« Just finding a way to heal my mother, hyung did everything he had to do. You can’t even imagine how grateful I am. »
« Is that so? »
« I’ll take good care of my mom after I get a job, so you just have to focus on getting a specialist. »
« child. »
when did you grow up like this
Maybe it was because he suffered a lot in Australia, but his younger brother’s shoulders seemed wider than usual.
The mother, looking at her two grown sons, smiled softly.
The mother had almost disappeared from her speech disorder through her steady treatment and there was no discomfort in her movement.
The condition almost disappeared and he was discharged from the hospital. However, he was not yet fully cured, so he continued his outpatient treatment.
Hyeon-jun, who saved a two-room rental near Daehan University Hospital with the resident salary he had accumulated so far, lived with his brother and mother.
There were many days when I couldn’t go home because of the hospital watch, but when my family started living together again, I felt a new emotion.
Codestem’s NTX-3, product name Turix, did not receive Fast Track, but at the beginning of this year, it finally received FDA approval.
As a stem cell treatment, it was the first breakthrough drug that received indications for Parkinson’s and multiple system atrophy (MSA), so sales in the US were going smoothly.
President Kang Jeong-soon invited Hyun-jun to the Turix launch party and delivered a plaque of appreciation.
« My mother is Hyun-jun… … . I want you to become a specialist… … . I said, but now you just… … . I want you to be happy. »
My mother was also my mother.
At the trauma surgery department, there was confusion over the appearance of Manager Seok, who heard bad things from his guardians, but he seemed to have noticed the subtle feelings.
« If you are not happy… … . You know you can’t make other people happy, right? »
« I’ll keep that in mind. »
« Did you enjoy being a surgeon? »
« sure. »
« Isn’t it hard? »
« It’s a little difficult. »
Until now, he had not expressed his feelings to his family, but in front of his father, So-san, Hyun-jun honestly confessed his feelings.
« It’s hard, but why is it so good? »
« At first, because of the death of my father… … I think it was a sense of duty, I started with that mindset, but now patients just get better and are discharged, and they say thank you to me and I like this. It’s about saving someone’s life with my own hands through surgery. »
« Yes… … . Our Hyunjun. Mom is just proud of you. »
It’s good for patients to be grateful, but I didn’t become a doctor just to get a thank you.
As Manager Seok Jin-woong said, each had their own circumstances.
My mother didn’t really comfort me, but as I talked about my feelings, Hyun-jun’s emotions and mind were a little more organized.
Perfect Surgeon chapter 149