3D Technology In The Operating Room

August 9, 2010


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