I met Dr. Mesiwala nearly 10 years ago as a medical student. We often had conversations late at night in the post-anesthesia unit or on the ICU. I distinctly remember a conversation he had with me after a particularly chaotic emergency operation, when I asked him what it was like to work with so many individuals on a daily basis. He replied: “As doctors, we are the leaders of the team taking care of the patient. We have to bring everyone together to make sure that the best level of care is provided.”
In any surgical specialty, no single person accomplishes everything. It’s a collaborative effort of every member doing their part to ensure a successful outcome. How everyone functions as a team can make or break the day and ultimately the outcome of the surgery. Having a good professional dynamic with colleagues (nurses, techs, reps, and everyone else we work with) creates a great working atmosphere. And we have a great team. Our team shares the mentality of working together to deliver the best care for our patients. Each person has the mentality of doing his/her best to positively influence the patient experience.
However, the team mindset doesn’t end with the patient experience. It extends beyond the operating room and clinic, into being a leader for the development of future clinical technologies, inspiring students and young medical professionals, and most importantly maintaining that drive amongst the team on a regular basis.
Our team is ready to climb mountains with/for our patients!