A Day in the Life of a Neurosurgeon

Perception Society welcomed Professor Terence Hope, one of the UK's leading vascular neurosurgeons, to speak about A Day in the Life of a Neurosurgeon

Professor Hope's lecture, entitled A Day in the Life of a Neurosurgeon concerns exactly that – from the strict routine of the highly-skilled medical professional, to the light hearted witticisms he shares with his students, to performing life-saving surgeries and to upholding the title of Professor Crouton. All these are just a taste of what life is like as a neurosurgeon.

Professor Hope gives an overview of the developments in imaging and surgical equipment throughout his career, such as the CT scanner and developments in angiogram technology, which led to the rise of minimally invasive radiological procedures to treat aneurysms – one of the most common conditions treated by a neurosurgeon. Professor Hope also talked about his experiences setting up and running the only neurosurgical unit in Nepal and the issues of providing care to patients in an impoverished country, with a lack of equipment, lack of funding and only a cramped operating theatre. A fantastic lecture by an enthusiastic expert – a must-watch for anyone interested in medicine!

Article credits: Mark Gorman (Perception President)

Recording below:

Perception Lecture with Professor Terence Hope - 11 March 2021

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