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High Tech Tonsillectomy

HONOLULU — Lt. Col. Joseph Sniezek, chief, Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, assists and observes during a tonsillectomy using the da Vinci Surgical System, Feb. 22, here.


Lt. Col. Christopher Klem, chief, Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, TAMC, was in control of the robot and the one performing the surgery.


Tripler is the first Department of Defense medical treatment facility and the first hospital in the state of Hawaii to use the robot to perform thyroidectomies and Trans Oral Resection Surgeries. Read more about Tripler’s use of the da Vinci Surgical System, visit


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Taken on February 22, 2012