January 19, 2018

Hernias, Surgery, and Primates, Oh My! Taking Surgical Skills to the Zoo

Episode 36: Dr. Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright, MD, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Wright specializes in advanced gastrointestinal and hernia surgery and recently put his skills to the test when he performed an emergency hernia repair on a 450lb Silverback Gorilla named Vip (Very Important Primate). Dr. Wright talks about this astonishing surgery and how he has used social media as a surgical educational tool via Skype.

Follow Dr. Wright on Twitter at @andrewswright and keep up with his blog here: https://andrewwrightmd.wordpress.com/

Recorded 11/8/2017

 

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