Greg Sherrell:
Hey, this is Greg from Big Bay Mornings on 99.7 NOW. And I am here with my pal, Dr. Bae, board certified plastic surgeon.

 

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan:
That’s right.

 

Greg Sherrell:
What’s going on Dr. Bae?

 

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan:
Things are good. The baby is seven weeks old now.

 

Getting enough sleep?

Greg Sherrell:
Funny you mentioned the baby, because I was going to ask you about that. I was complaining to you in another video about the bags under my eyes. I wasn’t getting enough sleep. But, are you getting enough sleep? And, how do you prepare for surgery the night before? I think a lot of people might want to know. How do you get prepped and ready to go? Because it’s almost like you’re playing a football game. This is your big day.

 

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan:
That’s right. Yeah, you definitely don’t want patients thinking that you’re too tired the morning of their surgery. They really want you to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. They know you have a life and everything. But that’s the thing, it’s kind of interesting with social media that we choose to put things out on social media about our lives, Kelsey and I. @KelseyKaplanFashion on Instagram by the way.

 

Greg Sherrell:
Check her out.

 

Residency training prepared Dr. Bae

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan:
Or they’re also watching me @RealDrBae, R-E-A-L-D-R-B-A-E. Anyway, so they see that we have a baby. They see that we’re out walking. And they see we’re go out to dinner or something. And Kelsey’s taking pictures and food, which I still don’t really get. But, we definitely letting it out there that we have a child. And so, people know with a new baby, they typically don’t sleep very well. They might sleep two to three hours stretches at a time. So, you can’t hide that fact. When you come in the morning of surgery, you’ve got to be on point, ready to go. Because even though it may be the umpteenth operation you’ve done on that particular operation, it’s the patient’s first time doing it and they need to feel secure.

&Nbsp;

So it’s not as big of a deal as people think. Yes, the baby does wake us up. Yes, I get up and change a diaper and things like that. But I got all this training during my general surgery residency. When you would take call, you’d be at the hospital all night, and you would get woken up for trauma or emergencies, and you’d have to run downstairs to the emergency room and take care of something. And you would take care of things. It might take a few hours to take care of that thing. And then, you would just run back up to your call room. And with the training, you would fall asleep immediately. You wouldn’t [crosstalk 00:02:07]-

 

Greg Sherrell:
I bet everybody wishes we had that gift, especially during this COVID angst people have. They wake up, they can’t go back to sleep.

 

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan:
Right.

 

Greg Sherrell:
So, we all need that training.

 

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan:
Yeah. You start playing on your phone and all that stuff. But that was the beauty of surgery residency is that you would sleep when you can. I know people say sleep when the baby sleeps, but I don’t think that’s actually a good idea, because then you’re always sleeping because the babies are sleeping. And then, you’re just depressed because you’re not getting anything accomplished with your own life. But anyway, so whenever you had the opportunity in surgery residency, yes, you would do something. It might be something really intense. You just dealt with a gunshot wound or something. You had to cross-clamp something in somebody, a blood vessel in somebody.

 

But after you took care of business, you went back to your call room, you fell asleep immediately. And so, that’s what’s going on now is I don’t even have to be up that long anymore. So I wake up, I change a diaper, I can fall right back to sleep. Unfortunately, Kelsey has to breastfeed. So that’s why I do feel very comfortable, very well rested, when I come in the next morning to see a patient for surgery. Because, yes, it might’ve been interrupted sleep, but the hours added up to about six or seven hours ultimately. So, I’m in good shape and I’m able to reassure them of that as well.

 

Attending a Beyonce concert the night before surgery?!

Greg Sherrell:
Perfect. And now, I don’t want to see you at a Beyonce concert the night before my next surgery, Dr. Bae, okay?

 

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan:
I promise you, you will not see me at a Beyonce concert the night before your operation.

 

Greg Sherrell:
Well, and there’s no concerts right now, so we don’t have to worry about that. We know you’re locked in the house like the rest of us, so you’ll be tucked away. I feel safe there, me too.

 

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan:
Yeah, I’ll be at the Lady Gaga concert, just FYI.

 

Greg Sherrell:
Awesome. Well, we both love her, I’ll see you there. All right, thanks Dr. Bae.

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan:
Great seeing you.

 

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