DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jorge Corona, of Texas Institute for Surgery, now has the option of teaching surgery to his physician peers in Peru, Mexico and Guatemala, without traveling. Click here to watch the video in English or Spanish.
That option is the result of streaming technology by StreamVenue Healthcare being used by Dr. Corona and other surgeons at Texas Institute for Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. Surgeons, like Dr. Corona, and other specialists rely on the technology to teach other surgeons, and offer second opinions while crossing borders electronically.
"There is no substitute for being in the operating room, so if doctors from other countries cannot travel to the United States because of limitations due to money and credentialing, they can access the technology and view the surgery from my point of view," said Dr. Corona, an ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastic surgery. "It's a much better way to educate surgeons around the world."
StreamingOR technology allows surgeons to see more during minimally invasive surgical procedures, and to offer Continuing Medical Education to other physicians globally. Plus, teaching and providing second opinions become seamless.
"If you want to teach surgery, if you don't actually see the surgery, or you're not already a seasoned surgeon, it's hard to learn ...," said Dr. Corona, who takes care of patients with eyelid, orbital and lacrimal problems. "With video streaming from the operating room, you can send that information anywhere in the world as long as there is a computer and internet access."
StreamVenue Healthcare's co-founder/CEO Clayton Redmon explained that this caliber of technology also draws campuses that view STEM education as the heart of today's high-tech, high-skill global economy.
High school biomed students at Dallas-based Harmony Science Academy are learning live from top surgeons in operating rooms. Plus, the inconvenience of transporting students miles away is eliminated. Click here to watch the video.
Students streamed live from the campus library to an OR where orthopedic surgeon Robert Scheinberg, M.D., performed a hip arthroscopy.
"It was an awesome experience," said Manisha Singh, a teacher of a Biomedical Sciences course. "My biomedical students loved it. The students were going to the computer and typing questions, and the surgeon was answering them at the appropriate time."
"We realized that our technology encompasses every aspect of STEM. Exposing students at an earlier age to the technology that will stimulate critical-reasoning and problem-solving skills is key," Redmon said.
SOURCE Texas Institute for Surgery