Tijs Jakma works as a trauma surgeon in the Albert Schweitzer hospital, a hospital that is known for its top-level clinical care and care close to people. Intensive cooperation makes it possible to develop and innovate. Whether it concerns complex operations, emergency care, hospitalization or treatment in an outpatient clinic, the employees of the Albert Schweitzer hospital provide care with head, heart and soul.
Tijs says that the largest part of his work as a trauma surgeon is the treatment of bone fractures. This clear part of the work is very practical and therefore often very satisfying. No less important, he adds, is the supervision of the patient who suffers the injury. Not being able to make optimal use of a limb for a shorter or longer period often causes more functional problems than was thought beforehand. For Tijs, finding a solution together is the real challenge in this field.