Jay Coates has seen some pretty amazing things at his job: a man with a giant metal pipe jammed in his neck. Another man mauled by a tiger. A boy speared on his bike handlebars. That's because Dr. Jay Coates is a trauma surgeon at the UMC Trauma Center. So what does it take to be a trauma surgeon? What's it like when you're faced with saving people on the brink of death? Dr. Coates joins us to share some of his harrowing stories.
Dr. Jay Coates, Asst Surgery Prof and attending trauma surgeon, UMC Trauma Center; trauma surgeon and Assist Prof, NV School of Medicine