Last week, I had a patient that needed emergency surgery. I needed an extra set of hands to assist with the surgery. So I called my dad, Dr. Gerald Matile MD. Although he’s done thousands of surgeries on people, this was his first time watching and assisting me. I’ve always looked up to him and what he’s done as a physician. It was one of the most memorable times in my career to have him in the surgery suite with me. Fortunately, our pal Ruben made a full recovery. He’s back to living his best life with the most loving family.