3D Technology In The Operating Room


August 9, 2010

CBS 3

John Lee, MD, assistant professor of Neurosurgery and medical director of the Penn Gamma Knife Center at Pennsylvania Hospital spoke to CBS3 on Friday about a new technology -- the 3-D endoscope -- that is allowing him to see the brain in three dimensions during surgery. The 3-D vision makes it possible for Dr. Lee to carefully remove skull-based tumors and cancers within the brain without damaging any surrounding brain tissue. "The best way to do this is in three dimensions, then i can see how things are in relation to these critical structures," says Dr. Lee. "The three dimension help tremendously." The 3-D endoscope is less invasive than traditional surgery, often leading to a quicker and easier recovery for patients. Penn Medicine is the first in the Northeast region to offer his new technology. View Segment