The Science of Healing: Virtual Reality - Medicine's New Frontier;
See How Doctors are Stepping Inside the Human Body to Improve Care
Discover how a simple idea can revolutionize the way medicine is practiced and taught. This episode shows how SLUCare surgeons can "stand" inside a patient’s body and see, with remarkable 3D detail, the operation site before ever lifting a scalpel. Sound like science fiction? This innovative concept is reality — virtual reality — and the technology was developed here in St. Louis by a team of SLUCare radiologists and members of Saint Louis University’s IT department. Aired Jan. 30, 2018.
Three very unique patients with life-threatening illnesses are connected by the hope
of science. Watch The Science of Healing and witness how SLUCare transplant doctors
at SSM Health hospitals were able to restore lives.
See how SLUCare doctors are advancing surgical tools and techniques to treat patients
with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Deep brain stimulation offers patients the opportunity to regain control and take
back their lives.
See how SLUCare geriatric medicine specialists are shaping care internationally. Renowned
gerontologist Dr. John Morley and the SLUCare Geriatric Medicine team are working
to slow the aging process and create tools for the care and assessment of older patients.
SLUCare radiologists and surgeons are working with engineers at Saint Louis University to give medical imaging new depth, breadth and meaning. 3D printing allows surgeons to hold a heart, a bone or an aneurysm in their hands long before an incision is made to correct the problem.
In this episode, SLUCare plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Kraemer uses a new material to
not only regrow digits for his patients, but he has also found a way to save limbs.
These advancements will change the way doctors around the world practice medicine.