• By Detcare
  • Posted On November 29, 2018

Neurosurgeon Operates on Patient's Teddy Bear after diagnosing the Toy with a Tear of the Underarm

A neurosurgeon in Canada has gone viral for his touching bedside manner.

Dr. P. Daniel McNeely of Halifax, Nova Scotia performed “surgery” on his patient’s teddy bear after the teddy’s owner underwent a procedure of his own.

“Patient asks if I can also fix teddy bear just before being put off to sleep… how could I say no,” Dr. McNeely wrote in a tweet on Sept. 30, which showed him operating on a small brown bear while wearing both a surgical mask and safety glasses.

8-year-old Jackson McKie was on his way to surgery when he asked if his teddy bear Little Baby could also be “fixed” and the surgeon promised to complete the toy’s procedure as soon as he had finished McKie’s surgery.

McKie wanted to assure his stuffed animal was also in tip-top shape.

After further examining the bear, Dr. McNeely diagnosed it with “a tear of the underarm,”, which he repaired.

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