Grey's Anatomy

Season 5 Episode 23

Here's To Future Days (1)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 14, 2009 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • Dr. Swender: You wanna remove her hippocampus?
      Derek: One of them. It's a common procedure for seizure patients
      Dr. Swender: Removing her hippocampus could compromise her memory, her speech, she wouldn't be able to practice medicine anymore.
      Derek: I have performed this surgery hundreds of times.
      Dr. Swender: On cancer patients?
      Derek: No. But it's...
      Izzie: If you do the surgery I could lose my memory?
      Derek: ... It's unlikely but it's possible.
      Izzie: And, if you don't do the surgery...
      Dr. Swender: We could shrink the tumor with IL2.
      Izzie: If the tumor doesn't kill me first.
      Derek: Why take the chance?
      Dr. Swender: Have you even done a WADA test to see how her memory would be affected?
      Derek: Putting her brain to sleep and asking her to remember a bunch of flash cards is not an accurate assessment of the post surgical outcome.
      Dr. Swender: But, it would tell us whether or not she could function afterwards. And, as Dr. Stevens primary physician...
      Derek: Fine, I'll do it. It's unnecessary but...
      Dr. Swender: The surgery is unnecessary.
      Derek: The tumor is already symptomatic, she's having hallucinations.