Power Outage Led To Texas Doctor Using His Truck For a Vasectomy
An Austin doctor could have possibly just performed the first ever electric truck-powered vasectomy.
POWER OUTAGE AND RESCHEDULING
Dr. Christopher Yang, a urologist in the Austin area encountered a particular issue when a power outage shut off the electricity at his clinic.
He and his staff began making alternative arrangements for his patients that day. Many had their appointments rescheduled or canceled however, there was one patient who found himself in an interesting predicament.
JOKES TURN INTO REALITY
As Dr. Yang and his staff were in the midst of rescheduling, they casually joked about using his electric truck to power his tools for an upcoming vasectomy.
We all had a good laugh,” Dr. Yang reportedly said. “I thought a little bit more about it and thought, it’s definitely something that’s feasible.”
VERY LITTLE POWER ACTUALLY NEEDED
The doctor and his staff started theoretically formulating a plan. Dr. Yang's truck would only need to power one tool, which is used to prevent blood loss during the in-office procedure.
The device itself required little power plus, Dr. Yang had a long enough extension cord to run from his clinic to his truck outside. He brought in his patient and discussed the possibility of going through with the vasectomy with the truck powering the tool.
"When talking to the patient, we mentioned that we could just reschedule the procedure itself, or, if he was up for it, we could do the vasectomy using power from the truck. And he had a good laugh as well, and we agreed," Dr. Yang told WGLT News.
BACKUP PLAN- JUST IN CASE
While Dr.Yang realized very little power was needed, he still created a backup plan in case the power tool failed. A battery-powered tool was brought in, however, according to the doctor, it was not needed.
"The procedure itself went great, it went just as a normal one would go," Dr. Yang told Motherboard.
Check out the hilarious and nontraditional setup that ventured through Dr. Yang's clinic.