Dr Rados Djinovic: “Well, actually, my idea is to use and abuse Professor Schechter to come here many times. I’m sure that we will have very good collaboration — mutual collaboration.
00:27 “What we are planning is to offer to the patients his services also.
00:33 “Because we are dealing with one very specific field, and very specific pathology problems, but he is indisputably one of the leading plastic reconstructive surgeons.
00:47 “Plastic surgery was always something our Professor Perovic considered exceptional.
00:55 “He was always delighted, Dr Kim knows very well, with plastic and reconstructive surgery.
01:00 “He always treated [using] that, and that is the reason why he made such a great achievement in this specific field — because he was the first, and only one, I think, that used plastic surgery principles [in urology].
01:13 “He had pretty much insight into general plastic surgery.
01:16 “And he used these principles into genital urinary reconstructive surgery.
01:21 “I immediately got millions of ideas how to use this exceptional experience and knowledge of Professor Schechter to offer his services to our patients also.
01:36 “Because the things that he is doing are, I’m fairly sure, done on this level only in few centers on the planet.
01:47 “I’m very sure that we will have very fruitful cooperation and share this experience.
02:00 “And all of this, the primary [goal] of this, is to help these people who are really very often desperate.
02:11 “I was impressed by one report that I saw on Discovery Channel, that was a few years ago, about a lady who had a tumor, very unusual, a huge tumor, about 100 kilos heavy, on her back.
02:29 “Nobody wanted to operate on her when she had a tumor of 30 kilos.
02:37 “They finally found some guy, ‘some weird guy from Chicago’ who accepted to operate on her.
02:50 “In that condition, I still very clearly [recall] the photos, she was very thin, her body weight was [not] more than 30-40 kilos, and the tumor was about 100.
03:08 “She couldn’t live very long with that thing. It looked horrible.
03:14 “But Professor Schechter and his team did a miracle!
03:18 “They did surgery for 20 hours or more.
03:21 “They gave her about 20-25 liters of blood transfusions and everything.
03:26 “But eventually, when they showed her after a few months, she was like a normal person.
03:33 “It was incredible!
03:35 “Why am I exaggerating and eager at this moment and happy?
03:43 “It is always great happiness when you meet somebody that is similar to you, that is similar to our leader Professor Sava Perovic.
03:51 “Those are the people who move the boundaries of medicine, of surgery.
03:57 “During some conversation with Professor Schechter, I saw how his mind and brain are similar to our Teacher [Sava Perovic].
04:08 “He always thinks about something: how to change and improve, to do something that at this level and at this moment almost impossible — almost impossible.
04:17 “I’m really honestly delighted to have an opportunity to meet such a person here in Belgrade, to host such an expert.
04:29 “And I’m happy that I’m sure that I will learn a lot from him, and I will steal a lot of his knowledge during these contacts.
04:38 “I would ask you Loren to present: to tell a little bit to our patients.
04:49 “Primarily, what is actually your area of greatest interest?
04:57 “I know that you do everything, from head to toes, children, adults, everthing.
05:06 “Professor Schechter is also very famous in America.
05:09 “He operated many times on ‘Extreme Makeover’ and shows like that, when people can come to plastic surgeon and change their body completely.
05:21 “He is very famous for that in the United States.
05:25 “But what are your fields of work? And what are your special interests?”