July 24, 2007
Using a new technique developed at Drexel University College of Medicine, Stephanie A. King, MD, associate professor and chief of Gynecologic Oncology, removed a woman's ovaries through a single incision in the patient's belly button. The single port access (SPA) surgery was performed using new high dexterity instrumentation. The entire procedure, believed to be the world's first SPA bilateral oopherectomy, left the patient with a hidden scar in her belly button.