Patel featured speaker at iSpies Summit

Dr. Patel
Dr. Patel

Haroon Patel, MD, was one of the featured speakers recently at the iSpies Summit for Perfusion Imaging and Excellence in Surgery in Las Vegas.

Dr. Patel’s topic was “The Use of SPY Fluorescence Imaging in the Separation of Conjoined Twins.” Dr. Patel was the Team Leader for the Driscoll Children’s Hospital surgeons who successfully performed the separation surgery of former conjoined twins Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres on April 12.

The surgeons used the Image Perfusion Scanner, which had never been used in surgery to separate conjoined twins. The scanner, or “Spy Camera,” assesses blood flow in areas where physicians are operating and provides critical information to assist surgeons in determining where to divide skin and organs.