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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Norwalk, Connecticut: Tim Johnson) Laparoscopic surgery, new procedure for gall bladder surgery, examined; animation shown to illustrate differences in new and old surgical methods. [Patient Bernice BOVA - comments.] [Surgeon Dr. Eddie REDDICK - explains advantages of procedure.] Surgery shown. Experts' concern about courses in which this technique is being taught to many surgeons detailed. [University of Maryland Medical Center Dr. Karl ZUCKER - comments.] [REDDICK - says some courses are given by the inexperienced.] [Beth Israel Medical Center Dr. Charles McSHERRY - says gynecologists are not trained to do gall bladder surgery.] Bova's condition after surgery shown. [BOVA - praises new surgery.]
- Jennings, Peter;
- Johnson, Tim
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