Texas Children’s Urology Division highlighted at championship game fan festival

January 24, 2017

12517urology640Texas Children’s Urology Division and the innovative work they are doing in the operating room will be highlighted beginning Saturday, January 28, at a nine-day fan festival at Discovery Green in celebration of this year’s professional football championship game.

The festival will feature live music and performances, a 90-foot tall virtual reality trip to Mars and interactive exhibits, including one hosted by the Texas Medical Center that will offer fans an unforgettable experience and tell the story of innovation in Houston, specifically among the medical community.

Four virtual reality videos will take fans behind the scenes at TMC and showcase innovation at work. The video highlighting Texas Children’s will take viewers into the operating room as Dr. Chester Koh performs a robotic pyeloplasty on a one-year-old patient.

“This is such an exciting way to talk about the innovative work we are doing here in the Urology Division in the Department of Surgery at Texas Children’s,” Koh said. “It will allow us to reach a vast national audience about the services we offer to children and their families.”

Texas Children’s pediatric robotic surgery program ranks among the highest in annual pediatric robotic surgery volumes in the U.S. In 2013, Texas Children’s adopted a cutting-edge robot assisted surgical system designed to decrease post-operative pain, reduce hospital stay length and minimize scarring thanks to smaller incisions.

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