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25th Apr '17 5:08:50 PM Antigone3
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* Deliberately invoked by a cancer patient in [[https://notalwaysfriendly.com/a-very-special-brain/44408 this]] ''[[NotAlwaysRight/SisterSites Not Always Friendly]]'' story, as part of his quest to make the nurses laugh every time he goes in for radiation treatment.
5th Mar '17 7:42:34 PM TroperBeDoper
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** This type of surgery is why the famed Dok Gortsnik is totally insane. In an attempt to save him after an attack by some angry patients, his Gretchin "nurses" went to work. Before it was over, they had vomited in his open skull, a spider had found a comfy spot to rest in his head and he died half-a-dozen times on the table. When he came to, what little sanity he had was ''long'' gone.
22nd Feb '17 12:32:45 PM RoseAndHeather
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* The realistic version is PlayedForDrama in ''Series/CodeBlack'' on a very regular basis, given that time is frequently short and resources often scarce at best.

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* The realistic version is PlayedForDrama in ''Series/CodeBlack'' on a very regular basis, given that time is frequently short and resources often scarce at best. Drs. Leanne Rorish and Ethan Willis in particular have turned the "splash-and-slash"[[note]]splash on some antiseptic, then slash the patient open[[/note]] into a bona fide art form.
22nd Feb '17 12:29:59 PM RoseAndHeather
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* The realistic version is PlayedForDrama in ''Series/CodeBlack'' on a very regular basis, given that time is frequently short and resources often scarce at best.
17th Jan '17 2:46:38 PM rjd1922
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* There was a woman in rural Mexico who was having some childbirth complications. She was miles away from any hospital, and had no car or phone. Her husband was away at work, and her nearest neighbors were a good distance away. So she drank some tequila and performed a caesarian section ''[[DontTryThisAtHome on herself!]]'' Both she and the baby were fine.

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* There was a woman in rural Mexico who was having some childbirth complications. She was miles away from any hospital, and had no car or phone. Her husband was away at work, and her nearest neighbors were a good distance away. So she drank some tequila and performed a caesarian section ''[[DontTryThisAtHome ''[[SelfSurgery on herself!]]'' Both she and the baby were fine.
9th Jan '17 8:28:35 PM WillBGood
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* ''Literature/NakedLunch'': Oh, [[MadDoctor Doctor Benway]]-- and really, ''any'' medical procedure in the novel is deeply fucked up.
9th Jan '17 8:25:54 PM WillBGood
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* The ''Literature/{{Mash}}'' surgeons referred to what they were doing as "meatball surgery" -- doing quick (but hopefully not too dirty) surgery, keeping the patient alive but leaving follow-ups to the better-equipped Evac hospitals. Naturally, many of the plots involved the protagonists trying to avert or subvert this trope, but it still arose from time to time.

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* The ''Literature/{{Mash}}'' ''Literature/{{MASH}}'' surgeons referred to what they were doing as "meatball surgery" -- doing quick (but hopefully not too dirty) surgery, keeping the patient alive but leaving follow-ups to the better-equipped Evac hospitals. Naturally, many of the plots involved the protagonists trying to avert or subvert this trope, but it still arose from time to time.



* Surgery in ''Series/{{Mash}}'' is not as bad as this trope but the various characters regard it that way since it is a lot rougher than it would be in a proper hospital. The general term used in the show is "Meatball Surgery". Of course, being a frontline hospital unit, their jobs are to simply to save the patient and make sure they stay alive long enough to get sent to an evac hospital where they can be further treated before being sent to a hospital either in Tokyo or Stateside.

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* Surgery in ''Series/{{Mash}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is not as bad as this trope but the various characters regard it that way since it is a lot rougher than it would be in a proper hospital. The general term used in the show is "Meatball Surgery". Of course, being a frontline hospital unit, their jobs are to simply to save the patient and make sure they stay alive long enough to get sent to an evac hospital where they can be further treated before being sent to a hospital either in Tokyo or Stateside.
28th Dec '16 3:12:05 AM Nintendoman01
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* PlayedForDrama in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': After his near-fatal duel with Obi-Wan on Mustafar, Darth Vader is rushed to Coruscant for emergency surgery to turn him into a {{cyborg}}. Vader is fully conscious and screaming in pain throughout the procedure; in fact, Palpatine had specifically ''ordered'' the medical droids to keep him awake during the surgery, knowing that the pain would fuel his rage, and thus his power.
27th Dec '16 7:13:32 AM Hanz
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* The flash game ''VideoGame/AmateurSurgeon'' is based all around this since the main character is a BackAlleyDoctor with a talent for improvising. Why use a scalpel when you have a pizza cutter? Lighters can cauterize pretty well, can't they? Surely a [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw]] would make for a perfect bone saw, right?

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* The flash game ''VideoGame/AmateurSurgeon'' series is based all around this since the main character is a BackAlleyDoctor with a talent for improvising. Why use a scalpel when you have a pizza cutter? Lighters can cauterize pretty well, can't they? Surely a [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw]] would make for a perfect bone saw, right?
23rd Dec '16 6:53:43 PM kome360
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* ''Webcomic/DeepRise'': Deep Nobles are a walking combination of meatgrinders, eldritch tentacles, and genius bioengineers. Any surgery they perform is almost guaranteed to maximize invasive pain and grotesque assimilation. On the plus side, they've developed cures to world hunger and aging.
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