Jay Coates has seen some pretty amazing things at his job: a man with a giant metal pipe jammed in his neck. Another man mauled by a tiger. A boy speared on his bike handlebars. That's because Dr. Jay Coates is a trauma surgeon at the UMC Trauma Center. So what does it take to be a trauma surgeon? What's it like when you're faced with saving people on the brink of death? Dr. Coates joins us to share some of his harrowing stories. Rebroadcast
Around 30 million Americans get migraine headaches. And some migraines are really bad to the point of nausea or throwing up. For some people, migraines can last up to 48 hours and keep them from going into work, much less leaving the house. Recently, doctors have found a new surgery that been showing an over 80% success rate and it's being done by plastic surgeons. The surgeon makes incisions on nerve trigger points around the head, which relieves pressure. We talk to the only surgeon in Nevada doing this procedure about the pros and cons.
What happens when a surgery goes wrong? Las Vegas Sun reporter Marshall Allen takes us inside the hospital horror stories.
Who is at fault: the doctor? The hospital? Or are mistakes inevitable when it comes to life-and-death medicine? Have you had a bad experience under the knife? Whose fault was it? And where should surgeons focus on improvement?