Throughout my medical career as a surgical assistant/tech/scrub, I’ve been privileged to work alongside and assist amazing surgeons. I’ve worked with Dr Bailie for several years, and I must be honest, he isn’t the easiest surgeon to assist. Not in a bad way, on the contrary… it’s because of Dr Bailie’s level of knowledge in Orthopedics.
As a surgical assistant, you must anticipate, cater, and support your surgeons needs with instrumentation, medical implants, and anything particular that is to the surgical procedure. When I would be assigned to assist Dr Bailie, I had to be prepared for everything. Let me reiterate…Not anything, but EVERYTHING.
Dr Bailie is very meticulous, and a perfectionist; and so, must his supporting crew in the Operating Room suite. That’s what you want in a surgeon, someone who’s knowledgeable in the latest technology and well-versed in the most advanced medical devices and instruments, the surgical industry has to offer.
So, it was a no-brainer when deciding who would surgically repair my shoulder injury. Additionally, when other Physicians, get injured and need surgery; they go to Dr Bailie. Including those in the Orthopedic specialty; which says a lot about his integrity and ethics.
As a patient, everything is different in the environment I consider my second home. Anxiety, doubt, and fear come into play. Dr Bailie treated me with respect, honored my privacy, and very empathetic to me as his patient. He made sure that I understood my options, answered all my questions; and again, most importantly, my privacy and the confidentiality of being his patient was & remains to be top-notch.
My shoulder is fantastic, I’ve never had an issue; and would go to him in a heartbeat if I ever need an orthopedic surgical repair again. Take it from an Operating Room staff, you don’t want to settle for just any surgeon… you want Dr. David Bailie.