Skip to comments.Alabama neurosurgeon walks 6 miles in snow storm to perform brain surgery.
Posted on 01/31/2014 1:58:26 PM PST by SonnyBubba
Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw was at Brookwood Medical Center Tuesday morning when he was needed for emergency brain surgery miles away at Trinity Medical Center.
The problem was the sudden snowstorm had locked down traffic, and the neurosurgeon didnt get farther than a few blocks by vehicle.
The cell service was bad so we were fading in and out, said Steve Davis, charge nurse in the neuro intensive care unit at Trinity. At one point, I heard him say, Im walking.
Davis had alerted authorities, and they were looking for him. There were supposed sightings, but no one could find him.
The police were looking for him, Davis said.
Hours had gone by since the initial contact in the morning.
He finally called me and said, Wheres the patient? Whats the status? Davis said. He spoke to the family and went off to surgery.
It was an emergency surgery for a traumatic brain injury. Hrynkiw is Trinitys only brain surgeon, Davis said.
Without the surgery, the patient would have most likely died, Davis said. But he is doing well.
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Way to go Doc! Hope you don’t retire because of Obamacare.
This is amazing, there are people out there like this doctor, we seldom hear about them because the news needs to be bad. I hope he gets lots of attaboys from this.
This guy a obvious furiner by his handle....sure knows how to Cowboy Up.
Way to be Doc.
March on Doc!
Googled him. Didn’t give origin of birth but speaks English and Spanish. Doesn’t sound like a Spanish name.
Eat your hearts out rocket scientists!
[Latin alphabet: ukrayinsʹkyy]
["ukrainian" in Ukrainian.]
Ще не вмерла Українa!
Wow, I can imagine him telling his kids
“When I was younger, I walked 6 miles in snow storm to perform brain surgery.”
Puts my dad’s stories when I was young, to shame.
I hope he thawed out his hands before sticking them in —
One helluva healer. A credit to his profession. Massive kudos to the Doctor.
Bravo, Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw!
Holly, would you do that?
I knew a rocket scientist who needed a brain surgeon. < /true story >
Wow! Now, that is a stand-up man! I guess he had on extra good gloves to protect those gifted hands.