CARACAS, Venezuela — What it took to be able to diagnose your own cancer and deliver an effective treatment.
That’s what some surgeons say they do when it comes to treating patients who are in the worst shape possible.
The surgeon is not a doctor, but the patient is.
That’s what one surgeon in Caracas is trying to teach himself, as he continues to struggle to keep his career alive.
Dr. Carlos Latus is a professor at the University of the Virgin Islands School of Medicine.
He has been a surgeon for 20 years, but he’s now retired.
Latus, who graduated from medical school in 1989, is a member of the College of Surgeons of the University Of Texas at San Antonio and the American College of Surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
He’s an American who speaks fluent English.
He was born in Venezuela and is originally from the Dominican Republic.
His wife is an American.
We met in Venezuela in the early 1980s, when he was still working at a clinic for poor people in Carabobo state.
He’s the director of the Caracas Surgery Clinic, which has seen its share of controversy, from protests against President Nicolas Maduro to the death of an American nurse at the hands of security forces.
The surgeon has been doing surgeries since 1987, when the Venezuelan government began an operation to cure the country’s acute shortage of blood cells.
Latos says the country was at the brink of collapse before the operation, but in the end the government gave the operation a green light.
“It was the first time we were able to perform a surgery on an acute shortage,” he said.
“So, we had no choice but to take it.
It was the best option that we had.”
That was back in 1987.
Today, the surgery center is a national institution.
But Latus has made his living in Venezuela.
His family has been in Caracaas since the 1980s.
His son is an accountant.
He’s married to a Venezuelan woman, but his wife works for the state of Puerto Rico, and he has two young children.
His life is made difficult when he visits Venezuela and sees how the country is still recovering from the devastating effects of the 2011 earthquake.
He said he feels like he’s part of a disaster relief operation.
“I feel like I’m a part of the rescue team, and that I’m helping people in need, and I want to help people to live their life as they would like to,” Latus said.
There is a long road ahead for Latus.
He says he needs to train his students, but also to find time to practice.
“It’s been a long, long journey, but it’s also a very rewarding journey,” he added.
“I hope my students learn from what I’ve learned.
I’m sure they will.”
Latus said the Venezuelan people are ready for the surgery and are eager to be part of it.
“They want to see it happen, and they’re ready for it,” he noted.
And Latus believes that the surgery is only the beginning of the surgeon’s career.
His goal is to become a full-fledged surgeon.
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