A surgeon who performed six surgeries stretching 20 hours and fell asleep with his head on the operating table while on the last one, has broken the internet.
Chinese orthopedic surgeon Luo Shanpeng who is being hailed as a hero, performed emergency surgeries on 6 patients in a row without taking a break.
While on the sixth patient, which took 8 hours, the doctor laid his head on the operating table while still holding the arm of the patient he had just reattached and he blacked out.
One of the nurses took the photo and shared on WeChat, a Chinese messaging platform, and it blew up immediately.
The nurse wrote: “Seeing this makes my heart ache”.
“Luo works for the No. 6 People’s Hospital of Guiyang in south-eastern China’s Guizhou Province. He told Guiyang Evening News that he had already performed five operations when a patient was rushed into the hospital at around 6pm on January 3.
“The patient’s right arm had been mangled in a meat mincer and nearly torn off from his body.
Luo said he decided to carry out emergency surgery for the patient despite the fact that he had already worked over time. ‘Otherwise, the patient would lose his arm.’
Commenting on the picture, Luo said: ‘I wanted to shut my eyes and have a rest. I didn’t expect to fall asleep.’
Luo added that it was an honour to become a surgeon and the happiest thing for him was to see his patients recovering.