Dr. Jonathan Guevara
Dr. Jonathan Guevara is an orthopedic surgeon who performs shoulder and elbow surgery. He first shadowed an orthopedic surgeon at age 19, and has been fascinated with the field of orthopedics ever since. His favorite part about his job is getting to know patients and meeting their needs.View transcript
[00:00:03.880] My name is Jonathan Guevara. [00:00:09.120] I'm an orthopaedic surgeon here at the Hand to Shoulder Centre [00:00:12.400] and I perform shoulder and elbow surgery. [00:00:15.400] I first had the opportunity to shadow [00:00:17.240] an orthopaedic surgeon when I was 19 years old [00:00:20.480] and essentially I never looked back. [00:00:23.760] Seeing the marriage of applied science and anatomy and being able to help people [00:00:30.360] really formed my decision to become a surgeon. [00:00:34.720] I think the anatomy is fascinating and the constant development [00:00:40.320] of new surgical techniques is interesting to keep up with [00:00:43.920] but the thing that brings it home is just seeing patients get better. [00:00:47.480] When patients come in to our office, [00:00:50.960] one, I want them to feel that everything is dedicated to that. [00:00:55.800] Everyone is involved in your care from the very beginning. [00:01:01.840] And then when you come to see the doctor, [00:01:04.800] you come to see me, there's going to be a full evaluation of what's going on. [00:01:10.000] Then afterwards looking at therapy, [00:01:13.600] again, phone calls, medications, everything is centred around the patient. [00:01:18.080] We've really tried to build [00:01:19.600] that environment here at the Hand to Shoulder Centre. [00:01:22.760] My favourite part about getting to know patients and treating patients [00:01:27.080] is just learning who they are and learning about [00:01:30.640] what their lifestyle is, what their goals are. [00:01:34.480] Are they trying to work more on the weekends? [00:01:38.000] Are they just trying to live a pain-free life? [00:01:39.880] Do they want to have an easier time getting around with their grandkids? [00:01:44.040] And just learning of those things about the patient and then understanding [00:01:47.160] what we can form together for goals.