Los Angeles Startup Turns a Surgical Mission Trip into an Opportunity.
SurgeryTheater.com joins forces with Dr. Andrew Ordon of CBS The Doctors and Children of War Foundation on a mission to Jordan. The company is set to release surgical videos to promote global medical education.
Who:SurgeryTheater.com, a start up from Los Angeles CA, which is an online medical publishing company launched in November 2011 with the goal of indexing every surgical procedure in the world, partners with Children of War Foundation a non-profit foundation based at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Doctor Andrew Ordon, co-host of the syndicated CBS TV show The Doctors.
What/When: On May 31st to June 8th the team will travel from Los Angeles CA to Amman, Jordan. Six expert reconstructive surgeons from complementary fields will be performing life changing procedures. The team includes Mark Urata, MD, DDS, Head of USC/ CHLA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Jeffrey Hammoudeh, MD, DDS, Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon at CHLA, Andre Panossian, MD, Director of Vascular anomalies at CHLA Hospital, Kami Parsa, MD, an Oculoplastic Surgeon from Beverly Hills CA & co-founder of Surgery Theater, Andy Chang, MD, Pediatric Urologist at CHLA & Andrew Ordon, MD, plastic surgeon and host of the Doctors show. The team will be operating in Amman on 30 patients, who include Syrian refugee war victims and underprivileged patients with severe deformities.
Why: When asked why this partnership between Surgery Theater and Children of War Foundation, Dr. Kami Parsa, co-founder and CEO of Surgery Theater stated “We believe the work that Children of War foundation is doing is very important in transforming these people’s lives. We created Surgery Theater to democratize medical education, and we feel that this mission’s work can be exponentiated by documenting every surgical procedure that is performed on these children and making it available as an educational tool for other doctors for free, so that the rest of the world can duplicate these results.”
SURGERY THEATER LAUNCHES FIRST SURGICAL MULTIMEDIA SHARING EDUCATIONAL WEBSITE
Beverly Hills, CA – November 11, 2011 – Surgery Theater, the world’s first online video and educational source for ALL surgical procedures, launches live today.
Surgery Theater puts the viewer right in the operating room or the lecture hall allowing users to share their expertise and knowledge with other surgeons, medical students, and laypersons interested in learning about surgical procedures.
“This is more than just a forum for video sharing; Surgery Theater organizes and makes available educational surgical content so that knowledge can be readily shared, cataloged, and updated. So much of surgery and surgical education is visual. Surgery Theater will bridge the gap between classroom education and modern visual learning.”
Viewers of the site will have the ability to view all types of surgeries from all types of specialties. Surgeons will be able to upload their surgeries and inform the world of their techniques and knowledge within their field of expertise.
“We believe that global health-care problems can only be overcome when education is the integral part of the solution, and that this portal will overcome many of the existing obstacles to knowledge sharing and surgical innovation.”
The content on the site is free for all registered users.
About Surgery Theater Inc: Surgery theater is an online medical publishing company and the world's first online video and document sharing educational portal for ALL surgical procedures. We believe that global healthcare problems can only be overcome when education is the integral part of the solution. With the understanding that collective knowledge is the ultimate pathway to progress, we have created this portal to overcome many obstacles that existed before. Whether you are a student of medicine looking to learn new procedures, a patient wanting to know more about a procedure you are having, or an innovative surgeon with new surgical techniques to teach, feel free to browse, learn, share and grow.