Guest: Doctor Clint Streetman discusses Minimally Invasive Surge - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Guest: Doctor Clint Streetman discusses Minimally Invasive Surgery in Columbus

  • HEALTHMore>>

  • Preventing spinal cord injuries in athletes

    Preventing spinal cord injuries in athletes

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 6:26 PM EDT2016-10-04 22:26:33 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Spinal cord injuries are not considered common on the football field, but they can be dramatic.  In some cases, those injuries can lead to paralysis.  

    More >>

    Spinal cord injuries are not considered common on the football field, but they can be dramatic.  In some cases, those injuries can lead to paralysis.  

    More >>
  • Columbus doctor addresses concussions in sports

    Columbus doctor addresses concussions in sports

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 6:13 PM EDT2016-08-30 22:13:50 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A lot has changed recently in the world of sports to help prevent concussions among athletes. New rules are now in place for football and soccer players at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.  

    More >>

    A lot has changed recently in the world of sports to help prevent concussions among athletes. New rules are now in place for football and soccer players at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.  

    More >>
  • How to protect yourself from the flu virus

    How to protect yourself from the flu virus

    Thursday, January 12 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-01-13 00:03:44 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Georgia has seen its first flu-related death this year, and 108 people have been hospitalized so far this season in our area due to the flu. The health department says the individual who died from the flu was elderly, but it can strike anyone at any time. 

    More >>

    Georgia has seen its first flu-related death this year, and 108 people have been hospitalized so far this season in our area due to the flu. The health department says the individual who died from the flu was elderly, but it can strike anyone at any time. 

    More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Doctor Clint Streetman, a surgeon with Columbus RegionalMedical Group, visited the WTVM studio this afternoon to talk about a communitylecture he will be giving on minimally invasive surgery.

Streetman says he will be discussing the development ofminimally invasive surgery, and what is available in Columbus.

Minimally invasive surgery was introduced in the 80s andbecame increasingly popular due to the lessened amount of pain and healing timeinvolved.

"Now you see all this advertisement on the robotic stuff,"says Streetman. "There are some new things out there, from minimally invasivesurgery to incisionless.

Streetman could not go into detail on how these types ofprocedures work, but Chuck Leonard recalled Streetman's description of removinga gallbladder through a person's throat. "In the old days, you had to slicepeople open to get the gallbladder out. And then you went to the three-prongthing," Leonard recalled.

"Now there's single chord incisions with the robot. So youused to stay in the hospital up to six weeks for a gall bladder. Now, most ofthose are done in outpatient procedure."    

Streetman's lecture will take place at 6 p.m. next Thursday,October 24, at Houghston Hospital in the Varsity Room, as part of the CommunityLecture Series.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly