Tom Shillue - Wrong Side Surgery

  • Season 9 , Ep 13
  • 05/05/2005
  • Views: 2,231

Last year, there were 146 cases of wrong side surgeries recorded. (1:13)

Tom Shillue: HERE'S SOMETHING.

THIS IS TRUE STUFF.

I GET A LOT OF MY NEWS OFF

THE INTERNET.

OKAY?

THIS WAS A STUDY.

I SAW THIS THE OTHER DAY ON

THE INTERNET.

IT'S CALLED, "WRONG SIDE

SURGERY: CAUSES AND EFFECTS."

"WRONG SIDE SURGERY: CAUSES

AND EFFECTS."

NOW IF YOU'RE LIKE ME YOU'RE

THINKING, "THAT CAN'T BE WHAT

IT SOUNDS LIKE."

IT IS.

IT'S WHEN THE DOCTOR OPERATES

ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BODY

BY MISTAKE.

"SORRY."

[LAUGHTER]

AND YOU THINK, "HOW OFTEN

COULD THAT HAPPEN?

LIKE TWO OR THREE TIMES IN

HISTORY?"

HAPPENED 146 CASES, 146 CASES

LAST YEAR OF WRONG SIDE SURGERY.

I GOT THE FACTS RIGHT HERE.

FORTY-ONE PERCENT WERE IN

THE FIELD OF ORTHOPEDICS.

I'M NOT DOCTOR BUT I THINK

THAT MEANS WRONG ARM OR WRONG

LEG.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT GOT ME THINKING.

I GOT A BAD KNEE.

IF I HAVE TO GO IN FOR AN

OPERATION I'M GONNA GET A

MAGIC MARKET.

I'M GONNA WRITE A NOTE ON THE

OTHER LEG.

I'M GONNA BE LIKE, "DEAR

DOCTOR, THIS IS THE WRONG LEG.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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