Thursday, September 03, 2009


"Pleasant Grove Surgeon Justin Lee, MD., performs a single-incision laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery using a Covidien SILS port at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Monday afternoon. The single-incision hysterectomy is a new procedure approved at the beginning of 2009. This surgery is much less invasive."

I don't feel like writing much tonight. But last week I luckily got to shoot my first surgery.

My first assignment was canceled, so my editor sacrificed her assignment to shoot this laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery to me.

In the past, I have made some medical visits for minor injuries and a surgery when I was five-years-old. My mother (Hi, Mom!) also works in the medical field.

I am not scared of hospitals, surgeries, blood or guts, but I was really nervous before getting there.

Thankfully, I didn't pass out or vomit during the procedure. It was actually eye-opening, fascinating and fun. This ran A1.

Did you know they listen to music during surgery? They were cranking the 80s Jams!


Blogger Sam Hodgson said...

did you bounce a flash off the ceiling for the photo that ran A1? Or is that ambient light color corrected?

Thursday, September 03, 2009 1:18:00 PM  
Blogger Patrick Smith said...

No flash, Sam. All available light.

Thursday, September 03, 2009 1:24:00 PM  
Blogger Sam Hodgson said...

nice. skin tones look really good, particularly for hospital light.

Thursday, September 03, 2009 1:40:00 PM  

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