Meet Our Doc: Jonathan Roach, MD, Pediatric Surgery
By Bryan Wright
That kind of connection that you
get with the patient is unlike any other connection that you
get in medicine. Take a child, and whether it’s performing
a hernia operation or an appendectomy, we can get those
kids back to normal. The thing that I really love about taking
care of kids from a surgical perspective is their resiliency.
Kids are able to heal from serious injuries beautifully.
One of the things that’s different about pediatric
surgery compared to adult surgery is not only do you have
to relate to the patient, but you also have to have a pretty
strong relationship quickly with their parents. You have to be
able to establish that trust, and that’s something that I feel
like I’m relatively good at. It’s scary to see your child
need an operation. And to take a child and give them back to
their parents better than they were at the start of
it is really special.