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Natalie Dicou

Email: natalie.dicou@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-0945

Sep 27, 2016 9:43 AM

SALT LAKE CITY — Tuesday in Töv Province, Mongolia, physicians from the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery will use a medical device invented on campus to perform surgery in front of a global classroom of students tuning in from potentially more than 50 countries via GIBLIB at 6 p.m. MT.

Dreamed up by John Langell, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., executive director of the University of Utah Center for Medical Innovation, the tool was designed to make laparoscopic surgery affordable anywhere in the world. The University of Utah’s Raymond Price, M.D. will perform gallbladder removal surgery at Zuumod Hospital at 6 p.m. Mountain Time using the disposable device, which costs consumers 1/13 as much as current laparoscopic technology on the market.

The hour-long surgery will be broadcast via GIBLIB in full immersive, 360-degree video. The event marks the first-ever use of low-cost laparoscopic technology in a low-cost teaching environment.

What:

Demonstration of low-cost laparoscopy technology

When:

Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m. Mountain Time

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