Items Tagged ‘Dr. Bert Thomas’

Blessing Surgeons Hands

June 23, 2019

Blessing Surgeons Hands

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m happy to have my hands blessed,” says Dr. Bert Thomas, an orthopedic surgeon at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “I saw someone standing by the door who didn’t appear to be doing anything other than holding the door open. I asked why she was doing that. She said, ‘I’m holding the door open because […]

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Tags: Dr. Bert Thomas, orthopedic surgeon, Santa Monica, spiritual care, UCLA Medical Center

March 30, 2016

The surgeon with the magical hands

By gerry986 gerry986

It’s the afternoon before 9/11. I hobble into the ER at UCLA my right leg so painful I can’t put any weight on it. They take an x-ray. No one’s seen anything like it before. The extra-heavy stainless steel shaft of my hip replacement has snapped in half and is tilted at a 45% angle. […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Bert Thomas, hip replacement, patient stories