- While (triumphantly) writing or talking about personalization, one can usually forget that this is about discussing with the patient(s) and co-deciding the solution of their problem based on their self-perceived needs and the available resources and expertise.
- Before proposing sophisticated treatments or devices, one should have a good grasp of their construction process and logistics. Even though we are not supposed to build up the devices we use or implant as physicians, understanding their structure and their inherent advantages and disadvantages can make our choices more realistic.
- Being challenged in presumably simple tasks, such as designing and setting up a box and a lever, serves as a reminder that we always rely on the expertise and the efforts of numerous unnamed people playing distinct roles in the supply chain. One missing part can disturb the whole chain.
Christos Tsagkaris, MD
Life seems long and art seems short. Make it worthwhile.