• By Dana Sparks

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Simulation and Reality Meet for Ideal Treatment

May 22, 2016

patient Chad Thompson walking in the hospital hall with Dr. John Casler

This story originally appeared on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog.
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For six months, Chad Thompson slept sitting up to ease debilitating headaches caused by a tumor growing on a nerve in his head. Now, after a successful surgery at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus in March, the 40-year-old Jacksonville resident is having conversations with friends and co-workers that he never expected.

This story originally appeared on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog.

“People keep asking, ‘When are you going to have that surgery,’” says Chad, a married father of three children and an executive at an aerospace company. “They’re shocked when I say, ‘I already had it,’ and I’m not sure they believe me.”

The reason for this response is that he has no visible scars from the operation, which his surgeon, John Casler, M.D., performed with help from the Anatomage “virtual dissection” machine in the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center.
Read the rest of Chad's story.

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