CLEVELAND — A groundbreaking new surgical tool recently made its worldwide debut right here in Cleveland. It’s supposed to reduce both operating room staff and patient recovery time by making minimally invasive surgeries even more minimally invasive. Julia Tingler was one of the first patients to undergo surgery with the MARS system, or Magnetic Assisted Robotic Surgery.

“I’ve had a lot of health issues my whole life,” Tingler told News 5 anchor Katie Ussin. She has had issues ever since she needed a liver transplant as a toddler.

Dr. Matthew Kroh, Vice Chair of Innovation at the Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute, performed Tingler’s surgery.


News 5 Video of MARS Patient

Source: News 5 Cleveland