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Murray one of two Ky. sites visited by mobile surgery teaching lab

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 12:00 pm

Murray-Calloway County Hospital was one of only two hospitals in Kentucky that received a visit from a mobile operating room, as part the Covidien Innovation Tour showcasing the minimally invasive SILS procedure. The tour is stopping in 80 cities nationwide.

Covidien’s Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is performed with an incision in the navel. A flexible port is inserted into the incision and three smaller ports inside that one allow a surgeon to use multiple instruments through the one access area.

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