Years ago in The Standard: February 20 years ago - 1991

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New technique brings fiber optics, television to Flaget surgery room

For most of the surgery on Mona Crouch’s abdomen, her surgeons turned their faces away.

Indeed, Dr. Mickey Anderson and Dr. Betty Lew Arnold looked away from each other during the cutting. To guide their gloved hands, they studied two television screens.

There, in living color, they could watch their long steel tools prod Crouch’s pulsing organs.

For the last seven weeks, Anderson and Arnold have performed the first endoscopic cholestectomies at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

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