Oct 24, 2010
Whiz-kid invents Surgical Technique Used in Hysterectomies
nJacksonville, Fla -Tony Hansberry II is just 14 years old, but the precocious student has the medical profession buzzing. Hansberry, who attends Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School in Jacksonville, Florida, the first magnet school for medicine in the country, has discovered a new way to suture patients undergoing hysterectomies.
Challenged to improve a procedure called the endo stitch used in hysterectomies that could not be clamped down properly to close the tube where the patient’s uterus had been, Hansberry devised a vertical way to apply the endo stitch that simplifies the procedure and reduces the risk of complication.