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"There may be no more important memoir for improving our current state of medicine than this one."
—BRIAN T. ANDREWS, MD,
associate professor, director of cleft and craniofacial surgery
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"A stark wake-up call for the entire medical profession."
—JOHN W. CANADY, MD
”Much of this book was composed only two months after my near-fatal accident while I was rehabilitating at home . . . As a surgeon who dedicates his life to helping others, I never imagined that almost dying would make me a better physician, but it has. More importantly, this trauma has made me a better person. Best of all, as both physician and patient, I was given a unique opportunity to see how our system of medicine treats people, which sadly, in many ways, is replete with accepted protocols that are not only antiquated and injurious, but inhumane. It is my hope this book can be a catalyst to advance thoughtful dialogue of that system to make true positive change, one that will benefit medical personnel and patients alike.”
—FROM THE AUTHOR'S NOTE
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Dr. Ross I.S. Zbar spent his career as a plastic surgeon, in the US as well as abroad in developing countries, mending disease- and trauma-related deformities—and he was never hesitant to make his voice heard as an advocate for better patient care.
Then, on a warm December day in 2018, Ross suffered a trauma that nearly took his life, putting him into the hands of his profession in a way he never anticipated. While his life was ultimately saved, his journey to wellness within the conventional medical establishment—from three weeks in the ICU to in-patient rehab—was nothing short of nightmarish. Frequently sedated and physically restrained, he was inundated with mental, emotional, and sensory evidence of an industry gone haywire, experiencing clearly from the patient side what he had only touched on as an advocate.
Vowing to be an even stronger voice for change, Ross used the power of his mind to recover faster than any of his doctors predicted. Floating Feathers not only recounts his compelling story but elucidates a thoughtful and authoritative critical call to the members of his beloved profession for a massive overhaul.
“We possess the technology and the brilliant minds to motivate this level of sweeping change so desperately required,” he says. “We simply need to champion it as a non-negotiable priority.”
This profoundly personal yet wide-reaching book endeavors to be a vital first step toward that goal.
ROSS I.S. ZBAR, MD, FACS, is a reconstructive plastic surgeon in solo private practice located in northern New Jersey. Following his graduation magna cum laude in biology from Harvard College, he earned his MD at Yale University School of Medicine and completed his internship in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He trained in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as well as Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He holds board certification in both surgical specialties and undertook further training in craniofacial surgery as the first Jerome P. Webster fellow. As a scientific author, he is often published and cited in peer-reviewed journals. Floating Feathers is his initial foray into non-scientific literature.
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