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Dr. Ram Chaddha is one of the renowned spine surgeons. Dr. Ram Chaddha has 30 years of expertise in the field of spine surgery and has worked at several hospitals around the country. His teaching ability led him to become the Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at K.J. Somaiya Medical College & Hospital in Sion, Mumbai.
In this episode, we delve into the intricate world of spine surgery with Dr. Ram Chaddha, a renowned spine surgeon. We explore various aspects of spine health, including injuries, posture, slipped discs, and sports trauma. This conversation is not just about medical insights but also about the profound impact of surgery on life and perspective.
The Art of Spine Surgery
Dr. Chaddha discusses the evolution of spine surgery, emphasizing the precision and care required in this field. He highlights the importance of understanding when not to operate, reflecting on how wisdom in surgery is about making informed decisions. The conversation touches upon the complexities of spine surgeries, the collaboration between orthopedics and neurosurgeons, and the advancements in surgical techniques.
Impact of Lifestyle on Spine Health
A significant part of our discussion revolves around how modern lifestyles affect spine health. Dr. Chaddha points out that sitting is the new smoking, stressing how prolonged sitting and lack of physical activity adversely impact the spine. He shares insights on how each generation places different demands on their spine, with current lifestyles leading to more spine-related issues.
Emotional and Psychological Aspects of Surgery
Dr. Chaddha opens up about the emotional and psychological aspects of being a surgeon. He shares his experiences of performing surgeries under extreme conditions, like operating in a collapsing building. These experiences have shaped his perspective, teaching him the limits of medical intervention and the importance of acknowledging one’s humanity.
The Surgeon’s Perspective
The conversation also delves into the mindset of a surgeon. Dr. Chaddha talks about entering a flow state during surgery, similar to athletes in their game. He describes surgery as a combination of art and science, where years of practice and intuition guide a surgeon’s hands.
The Role of Belief and Faith in Surgery
Dr. Chaddha discusses the role of belief and faith in surgery. He believes that a surgeon is an instrument of a higher force, working under its supervision. This belief system, he says, is crucial in guiding surgeons through complex procedures and in dealing with the outcomes.
This episode offers a deep dive into the world of spine surgery, providing a unique blend of medical knowledge and philosophical insights. Dr. Chaddha’s experiences and wisdom offer a rare glimpse into the life and mind of a top spine surgeon, making this one of the most intense medical conversations on TRS.