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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:36 am 
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My sister had this surgery 35 years ago and they had to basically slit her throat from ear to ear. This is remarkable.

http://news.tulane.edu/news/robotic-thymectomy-gives-%E2%80%A8patient-something-cheer-about


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:50 am 
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Fantastic!

I had open heart surgery at NIH in Bethesda, MD in 1966 at age 9 to repair an atrial septal defect, probably with me since birth. It was a risky procedure taking hours on a heart-lung machine then while medical science was still sorting everything out. It required sawing through the sternum and a very painful recovery and a very big T-shaped chest scar. Fast forward to 1978 while I was at Tulane and I heard the Oschner Clinic performed a similar surgery using a sophisticated laparoscopic probe. No cracking the chest. Tiny scar.

I love science.

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