While attending a surgery lecture in 3rd year BHMS, our surgery professor, Dr S D Bhomaj, FRCS, asked the students, “who is a good surgeon?” Immediately the Students gave different types of answers. Someone said, “a surgeon who does operation with minimum scar”, another one answered, “a surgeon who operates without any complications”, one girl said, “operation with minimum bleeding”, etc…
The professor agreed with all those answers. But the most accurate answer he said was an old dictum, “A good surgeon is one who knows when not to operate the patient”.
Yes, it was a billion dollar answer told by our beloved sir. An untimely and unneeded operation can be a catastrophe. We have come across several patients getting worse after the surgery. It is true that tonsillectomy can remove tonsillitis forever. But the same patient may come with recurrent pharyngitis, which is more troublesome than the tonsillitis.
On the other hand, it is an utter foolishness to give only medical treatment for purely surgical cases such as intestinal perforation, volvulus, rupture of viscera, compound fracture etc. In order to manage such cases, a surgeon’s help is a must. But even in such cases, along with a surgical intervention, suitable homoeopathic medicines can be given. Homeopathic drugs like Aconite, Arnica, Bellis per, Calendula, Allium cepa, Camphora, Ledum, Ferrum phos, Millefolium, Hamamelis, Opium, Raphanus, Ruta, Rhustox, Phos, Staphy, Silicea, Hepar sulph, Myristica, Hypericum, Symphytum, China, Nux vom, Pyrogen, Calc flr, Thiosinaminum, Strontium carb, Veratrum alb etc. are having a great value in the management of surgical cases.
Dr Muhammed Rafeeque, BHMS.
Family Homoeopathic Clinic