Yang told WGLT “When talking to the patient, we mentioned that we could just reschedule the procedure itself, or, if he was up for it, we could do the vasectomy using power from the truck. And he had a good laugh as well, and we agreed.”
After the patient was on board with the idea, Yang performed the procedure with no loss of power. He said the “surgery went great.” The truck was able to give enough power to the medical supplies needed as well as power a fan in the room.
Yang shared with WGLT, “After we were done, I told his family. We all had a good laugh together too.”
Those on Twitter got a good laugh too. One Tweet joked, “We’ve been trying to reach you about your vasectomy’s extended warranty…” Another Tweet added “Are you offering this service in the future? I can’t think of anything manlier or more Texan than getting my vasectomy done powered by a pickup. ” Although not the normal way of getting the job done, it worked.
I performed what is likely the world's first @Rivian powered vasectomy today. Power in clinic went out, patient didn't want to reschedule cause he already had time off. Electrocautery was normal, procedure went great! #rivianstories #rivian pic.twitter.com/VLDg91r37d
— Christopher Yang (@ChrisYangMD) September 1, 2022
More more coverage on this story, see the additional news sources below:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11209019/Power-outage-forces-surgeon-perform-VASECTOMY-energy-siphoned-electric-truck.html The Daily Mail UK
https://nypost.com/2022/09/13/doctor-uses-electric-vehicle-to-pull-off-vasectomy/ NY Post