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Performing Transoral Robotic Surgery

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 6:29am

Please be advised that this video is a close-up of an actual surgery that contains images that are graphic in nature and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals' head and neck surgeon, David M. Cognetti, MD narrates this video of Dawn Hilarczyk's transoral robotic surgery to remove a benign tumor of the parapharyngeal space space -- an area tucked deep behind the jawbone and adjacent to the back of the throat. The robotic-assisted procedure enabled Dr. Cognetti to remove the tumor without needing to move the young woman's jawbone while protecting critical nearby structures including the carotid artery.

To learn more about Dawn's case and TORS at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals check out her story on the Daily Dose @Jefferson: http://bit.ly/p0IHmF

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