The Pharmo Narco Medical Industrial. Complex says "Under the knife you go."
Never mind that the Mercury rising meds don't fit their criteria or the gear that tracks how high the Merc shall rise; it's "hi ho hi ho to the cutting block you go..."
As described the surgery will be handled akin to the final scenes from the movie "Braveheart".
They upside is that anesthesia will be used and said procedure will not happen in surgeons garage or in a public forum. Apparently that is where some of his best consultations transpire.
But the learned man looks exactly how I would cast a doctor, so what can go wrong,
After all when is the last time a man has been hung drawn and quartered. So maybe quartered isn't in the prognosis.