Surgery Videos From MedlinePlus – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/surgeryvideos.html
Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:
- How does a robot do surgery?
- What does heart repair surgery look like?
- What does hip replacement surgery look like?
- How is a vagus nerve stimulator implanted and why is it done?
Warning: These videos may not be for the faint of heart. From the website,
This page provides links to prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures. These are actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States. The videos last an hour. Please note that you cannot send in questions by email, though the webcast may say that you can, because you are not seeing these videos live.
If your story includes an operating room scene, it is probably worth it to check out one or more of these videos. A sampling of available videos include:
- Coronary Angioplasty Stent Placement (Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, KS, 2/19/2009)
- Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL, 5/07/2009)
- Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion Procedure (Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, 5/14/2008)
- Anterior Approach to Total Hip Replacement (St. John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, CA, 8/24/2011)
- Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy (Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, KS, 2/11/2010)
- Cesarean Section Birth (Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, KS, 3/13/2008)