Blog — Notes of a Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to my blog. I am a plastic surgeon in Seattle and have been in private practice since 1991. I've seen more than a few interesting faces and cases through my years spent in the exam room, the operating room and the emergency room. And I have an opinion on just about everything relating to plastic surgery (and a lot of unrelated stuff). If you like my blog, let me know. Thanks for reading! Lisa

Another reason why surgeons love the operating room.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon explains why one of many reasons why she just loves the operating room.

Scrubs. It’s a uniform we all love.

There are many reasons that surgeons love to spend the day in the operating room.

We consider the operating room our nest and those with whom we work in the operating room our tribe.  It really is our home away from home.  And it is kind of a sacred space.  Others are loath to interrupt an operation with trivial questions like “does anyone remember who the bass player for Herman’s Hermits was?”

And surgeons like to operate.  That is why we spend the better part of our young adulthood in training so we can learn our craft.  As one of my co-residents used to say when we were weary from working such long hours, “Lisa, you gotta love it!”

Another  reason we love the OR is the operating room uniform – scrubs.  Ah, scrubs.  They are as comfortable as pajamas and we get to work in them!  And we get to wear a surgical cap which comes in very, very handy on a bad hair day.  And we get to wear really comfortable operating room clogs.  No high heals allowed in the operating room.

And here is the best part about scrubs.  At the end of the day, we take them off and put them in a magic laundry hamper.  A few days later, they appear all clean and folded in the scrub cabinet.  I sure I wish I had a magic laundry hamper at home.

Thanks for reading!  Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder




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