#YoMeQuedoEnCasa: Dr Kai O Kaye, Head Surgeon

#YoMeQuedoEnCasa: Dr Kai O Kaye, Head Surgeon Marbella Madrid Ocean Clinic

Ocean Clinic is closed during Spain´s state of alarm but our team is still keeping busy. The #YoMeQuedoEnCasa blog series looks at what they´re up to.

What is your role at Ocean Clinic?

As Medical Director and Head Surgeon, I oversee operations, train the younger surgeons and perform all kind of procedures, with the main focus on facial surgery, rhinoplasty and breast surgery.

What are you doing with your time while Ocean Clinic is closed?

Together with some of my colleagues from Ocean Clinic, we’re writing scientific articles covering the effect of COVID-19 on surgical procedures and I’m writing chapters for a plastic surgery book. One positive aspect is that I have more time for my two small kids, so I try to bond and play a lot.

How are you staying in touch with the industry and your peers during this time?

We have several WhatsApp groups of international and Spanish plastic surgeons where we discuss on a daily base new discoveries and the changing situation.

How are you staying motivated?

I miss operating, but I am using this time to formulate new protocols for our return. I have phone or Skype consultations with our patients who want to plan their operations and treatments for when we are back to normal clinical performance.

Do you think the coronavirus crisis will have any long term impact on your role or field of specialism?

Yes, due to the nature of the persistence of the virus, until a vaccine is available we will have to adapt our clinical workflow. We will reduce the flow of patients being in the clinic at the same time. This means we will have to space our days longer and we will maybe not be able to see the same number of patients, resulting in longer waiting times for appointments and surgeries.

What are you looking forwards to when you return to work?

I am looking forward to interacting with our patients again, to laugh with my staff, to manage a business with all that it entails. I’m looking forward to doing what I love: being a doctor and a surgeon who makes people feel healthier, happier and more beautiful.