Maggie Long and Carol Lehman’s honors anatomy and physiology classes at Mason High School are not for the squeamish.
Students in the two classes watched a live laparoscopic weight-loss surgery being done this month at Christ Hospital.
The group of about 100 students observed live video feeds from the operating room and the laparoscopic camera in the school’s auditorium
Dr. Dale Block of Premier Family Care of Mason helped facilitate the lesson and answered students’ questions during the four-hour procedure.
“This was great experience for honors anatomy students to watch a live gastric surgery from Christ Hospital, and further stimulates their love for medicine and science,” said Lehman. “We really appreciate Dr. Block taking the time to give our students additional perspective about what they were watching.”
The lesson was an eye-opening one for students, said junior Lauren Huff.
“This was an amazing opportunity. It was really impactful to see a live surgery – and to know that our generation has the ability to do something like this because of today’s technology,” she said.
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