To some patients the analogy can seem quite harsh, but only they will appreciate the sense of urgency. A doctor without his tools to hand imposes a problem for the patient. If he does not refer his patient elsewhere at the earliest opportunity or simply chances his arm in contravention of his Hippocratic Oath, he could lose his license to practice if malpractice should occur. He could be sued quite heavily. Why; because patients can and it is well within their rights to do so.
But in most cases, if you will, such extremes are very few and far between. The good doctor who has his reliable and trusted endoscope to hand is a relieved practitioner indeed. He can self-assuredly carry out his diagnosis. He is not imbibing the so-called God complex in this instance. His instrument is working. But, God forbid that it should breakdown at some critical stage or another. Not to worry. All is not lost for doctor and patient.
The good doctors out there are all reliant on accredited and experienced endoscope repair companies to take care of matters. Yes, they will be taking matters into their own hands, and they can take the doctors’ sense of urgency, should that be the case sometimes, in their stride. All repaired instruments are ready for use once more within two to three days of the service and/or repair request. They have staked their reputation on a two day turnaround time.
Their swiftness is necessary. That much is obvious. But working at speed does not necessarily mean that quality craftsmanship is sacrificed. This much doctors already appreciate in light of their own medical emergencies where time always seems to be against them.