TV doctors spend much more time with their patients than real ones do. Real surgeons don't always even meet their patients. I had a tricky surgery once (as a patient) and my surgeon told me that an extra-specialist surgeon, Dr. Park, would also be involved in my surgery. When I was waking up from the surgery but still groggy, various doctors came in. One looked Korean, so I asked if he was Dr. Park. He said "No, but I am Korean." After I was more awake I realized that Park is not necessarily a Korean name. I never did meet Dr. Park.