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"Colorectal surgery has undergone rapid advancement in recent years and leading the way has been Dr. Conor Delaney, Chief of Colorectal Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. A pioneer in the use of minimally invasive techniques for colorectal surgery." If you have an extra hour and fifty minutes you can watch a laprascopic bowel resection for colon cancer via OR Live. At about minute 7 you can see most of the patient's internal abdominal anatomy. Dr. Delaney compares it to playing playstation.
posted by Recockulous (16 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've said it before and I'll say it again: we're all disgusting inside.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:30 PM on April 5, 2007


Someone does need to make a Trauma Center clone that is photorealistic.
posted by Manjusri at 5:31 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Having actually undergone a resection, I have one word for this.

Pass.
posted by waitingtoderail at 5:45 PM on April 5, 2007


Needing a resection that I'm procrastinating, I fear I may give in and watch this.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:06 PM on April 5, 2007


Want to be a surgeon? Play video games.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:24 PM on April 5, 2007


If you have an extra hour and fifty minutes you can watch a laprascopic bowel resection for colon cancer...

Or, if you only have 15 minutes, my dad will be all too happy to explain the procedure, in detail, in front of my friends.
posted by LordSludge at 6:34 PM on April 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


If you have an extra hour and fifty minutes you can watch a laprascopic bowel resection for colon cancer via OR Live. At about minute 7 you can see most of the patient's internal abdominal anatomy.

Thanks, but no thanks. I have to shield my eyes whenever there is a depiciton of a needle injection in an arm or other body part -- be it in a documentary or in a fictional film.

No way am I going to click on any of these links.
posted by ericb at 6:42 PM on April 5, 2007


What always disturbs me about these things (and I'm speaking here as a medical school applicant) is how seemingly rough the surgeons are with what we tend to think of as delicate tissues. The guy's poking the gallbladder and prodding the liver without any hesitation.

Can't wait for the sequel.
posted by greatgefilte at 8:56 PM on April 5, 2007


wow, That OR Live site rocks! Amazing videos. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 9:48 PM on April 5, 2007


A week from today, I'm having about 30% of my colon removed. I'll flag this for viewing later.

I've asked my doctor to give me a videotape after, and he said no way. Of course, I also asked him to pull that appendix while he's in there, and he declined, but said he'd take a look at it. And he also said no to performing a bit of liposuction.

The plan is for laporoscopic and robotic work for the majority of it. I'll have 6 to 8 small holes in my abdomen.

What the heck is my recovery going to be like, besides eating nursing home food?
posted by yesster at 5:24 AM on April 6, 2007


this post stinks
posted by fatbaq at 5:58 AM on April 6, 2007


fatbaq, I'm pretty sure that's just the cauterized flesh.
posted by greatgefilte at 8:21 AM on April 6, 2007


Wow. It's like surgery porn.

(Which is to say, it's TOTALLY AWESOME.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:46 AM on April 6, 2007


I've never seen anything worse to watch than a face lift. Seeing the doctor make an incision along the bottom of the forehead, then take something that looked like a screwdriver and start ramming it under the skin to loosen the skin from the bone (or something like that) almost made me puke. You want to talk about being rough...
posted by evilangela at 11:15 AM on April 6, 2007


greatgefilte, if the liver and gall-bladder tissues are normal and healthy, they'll take quite a bit of that sort of handling and poking, no? I can understand there might be some slight bruising if capillaries get dinged, but that'd heal fairly quickly, I think.

I've seen something like a face lift, but a little more, ummmm....

I saw some documentary decades ago about a kid who'd had something like the disfiguring skull dysplasia of the title character in Mask, and a plastic surgeon (who before the surgery studied some figures from classical sculpture to help him determine how he wanted the results of his osteoplasty to look) basically cut about 7/8ths of the kid's face off, retracted it, and began cutting bone. After a good long while, with many chunks and lots of bone dust removed, he began flopping the kid's face over the remaining facial bone from time to time to see how close he was getting. Flop, fit it around, inspect how well it fit, flip it back, resume sawing bone.

After the bruising and swelling went down and the kid healed, I think he had some additional, minor surgeries, but basically his face looked just fine.
posted by pax digita at 1:00 PM on April 6, 2007


This makes me sick ... I mean, who makes Real-Player-only video sites these days? I'd love to watch some of these videos, but no way I'm installing that piece of garbage.
posted by angrycandy at 2:35 PM on April 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


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