The Telegraph
Friday , January 31 , 2014
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Doc walks 10km for surgery

Houston, Jan. 30 (PTI): A US surgeon has walked nearly 10 km through snow to perform a life-saving brain surgery.

Zenko Hrynkiw, the only brain surgeon at Trinity Medical Centre in Birmingham, was at a hospital when he was called at a different hospital for an unexpected, life-saving brain surgery.

According to reports, Hrynkiw tried to make the drive, but a sudden snowstorm produced a traffic nightmare.

He was only able to drive for a few blocks before it became clear that he would not be able to make it behind the wheel.

So, he walked about 10km to the hospital and then performed the surgery on a patient suffering from a traumatic brain injury.

According to nurse Steve Davis, Hyrnkiw called up and said: “I'm walking”.

On reaching, he spoke to the family of the patient and performed the surgery, Davis said.

”Without the surgery, the patient would have most likely died,” hospital sources said.

Despite a light dusting of snow in the south on Tuesday, many cities were dealing with bad road conditions and terrible traffic, with some abandoning their cars on the roads and taking refuge in nearby stores.