Barnes-Jewish surgeons and team members to star in National Geographic Channel special

A National Geographic Channel special airing tonight – Jan. 11 – at 7 p.m. will feature a group of Barnes-Jewish team members, led by Sam Bhayani, MD, a Washington University urologic surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, where he also serves as chief medical officer.

Dr. Bhayani and his colleagues have pioneered use of the robot for kidney cancer surgery. They were filmed July 11 as they worked together on a partial nephrectomy with the da Vinci robot in the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital operating room.

Click here for a preview of the special called “A New Age of Exploration: National Geographic at 125.” You’ll find Dr. Bhayani and his team, including Brian Benway, MD, a urologic surgeon at Barnes-Jewish and Barnes-Jewish West County hospitals, around the 50 second mark.

Check your local cable listings for the National Geographic Channel.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a 1,800 member medical staff with many who are recognized as "Best Doctors in America." They are supported by residents, interns and fellows, in addition to nurses, technicians and other health-care professionals.

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