‘A new era in surgery’: U.S. surgeon performs first-ever surgical on U.K. soldier
S.-trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. James O’Neill is performing first-time surgeries on a British soldier after an operation to remove his scrotum.
“It is a big milestone for me, and for the surgeon who did it, I know this is a very different world,” O’Neil told the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC).
“It’s a new era of surgery, which is the first time we have done this type of surgery in this way, in this kind of space, in the world, on a live patient.”
O’Donnell’s surgical team at U.Q.E. will be using a new technology called robotic catheterization to replace the scrotal sacs.
“In the past, surgeons have had to go through two catheters to remove the scrota.
Now we are able to do it on the fly,” O`Donnell said.
“So in this new surgery, we are actually removing the scrosocutaneous portion of the male gonad, which has the possibility of creating the condition that the surgeon is going to be dealing with.
The scrotus is actually part of the anatomy of the penis, so it’s a very interesting challenge.”
The procedure will take about a day and involve a series of surgical operations to remove scrotals from the penis.
The first operation will involve removing the foreskin, or prepuce, which covers the tip of the foreskin.
“If you have a normal prepuce and it’s attached to the glans, that’s called the foreskin of the glan,” said O’Leary.
“But in this case, we want to replace that so that we can remove the foreskin.”
O`Leary said that a male with a scrotality of one to three centimeters is considered normal.
“He’s not a candidate to have this surgery, because the penis is a normal part of his anatomy, and he’s not normal,” O�Leary said.
In a statement, O’Hara said the surgery will allow the patient to be “more active in the workplace, participate in sports and activities, and be able to take a part-time job.”
“He is a great example of how the new technology can help people with disabilities live better lives,” OHLA President Dr. Michael O’Keefe said in a statement.
“I have no doubt that this surgery will provide the opportunity for an exceptional patient with an extraordinary talent to reach his full potential.”