SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

OR-Live, Inc.

June 17, 2009 17:53 ET

ORLive to Broadcast Live Interactive Webcast Featuring Successful 23-Hour "Inoperable" Abdominal Tumor Removal

Exclusive Clinical Perspectives of a Procedure That Required Removal of Six Organs and the Re-Implantation of Three

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - On March 10, 2009, a 7-year-old girl from Long Island, NY, returned home a little more than four weeks after receiving an historic surgery that involved the removal and partial re-implantation of six organs in order to resect an abdominal tumor that otherwise would have been inoperable. The entire 23-hour surgery, led by Dr. Tomoaki Kato of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, was captured on video by a production team from ORLive, the surgical broadcasting company.

On Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 7PM, ORLive will broadcast a live interactive webcast featuring the surgical team, in which they will present the surgery to a clinical audience, reviewing the surgical strategy and execution. The webcast will also include an interactive component where viewers will be able to ask questions of the surgical team via an e-mail interface. This webcast and additional information about the surgery can be found at Over the past 12 weeks, ORLive has broadcast segments featuring interviews with the surgical team that are currently available on-demand.

ORLive develops clinical webcasts for NewYork-Presbyterian that showcase the leading edge medical research and procedures conducted within their organization. Coverage of these procedures from NewYork-Presbyterian can be found at and at

About ORLive

ORLive is the world's leading surgical broadcasting company. Working collaboratively with hospitals and device manufacturers, ORLive produces customized, interactive, video programs that demonstrate the latest surgical techniques and product innovations. The ORLive broadcasting network provides an intimate look at over 650 live and on-demand surgeries to a global audience, streaming over 55,000 hours of programming each month. The ORLive network can be found on-line at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Robert Ronan
    Manager Strategic Marketing
    (860) 953-2900
    Email Contact