“Operate twice, cut once.” Glimpse the future of surgery.
Critical care doctor Peter Weinstock shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients – so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time.
Doctor Weinstock makes this opening statement at the start of this Ted Talk: “What if I told you there was a new technology that, when placed in the hands of doctors and nurses, improved outcomes for children and adults, patients of all ages; reduced pain and suffering, reduced time in the operating rooms, reduced anaesthetic times, had the ultimate dose-response curve that the more you did it, the better it benefitted patients? Here’s a kicker: it has no side effects, and it’s available no matter where care is delivered. I can tell you as an ICU doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital, this would be a game changer for me. That technology is lifelike rehearsal. This lifelike rehearsal is being delivered through medical simulation.”
So how do you make the rare common? Watch this fascinating video to find out…