Real-life 'Iron Man': Paralyzed surgeon uses standing wheelchair to perform surgeries

Dr. Chris McCulloh of the Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey is able to perform five to six surgeries a day in his hydraulic wheelchair.
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This locks and that is terrible luck and it's. And then there's doctor Chris McCullough Morristown medical center every New Jersey her belt and here awards gives my upper body might column crispy Iron Man of surgeons. How he's 20000 dollars standing wheelchair reason feat of engineering. Might and no Chris your pretty. 63 reserves becomes Borbon challenge. Enabling this third year in general surgery resident to do something only a handful of paralyzed doctors can do in the country. Stand. I. Six. To Chris had always wanted to be a surgeon but his medical career was almost over before it began. I had already been accepted to medical school. I was standing up from being seated at my desk. And I slipped and my whole body went up and they came crashing down six foot three 200 pounds but that cost him. My head snapped back prisoner broke. Vertebrae islands. I knew and I couldn't move my legs something has robbed and the fact in my mind I was yelling please don't let me be paralyzed and rather. Really you actually. Mullis is over. He comes into the room at a level that's more patience level they can see him and they can speak with him that evening and at a high level right now. And that helps a lot seeking the fact that he's. Lower actually really helps I think that the fact that he's lower and it and a lot of this is and he personality yeah. Right now it's all about Chris his skill as a surge and on his bedside manner. We watched as he heads into a system and double mastectomy. Supported by his hydraulic wheelchair. It levels of putting. I can gets everybody's level and get to the table just like everybody else. I don't want to be treated any differently than anybody else or aspirin different accommodations or aspirins do things differently. This thing I hear trains captured me did it absolutely does.

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