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What it's like to perform surgery on a 450-pound gorilla

Jul 19, 2017

Vip the gorilla needed emergency hernia surgery. Dr. Andrew S. Wright explains his process, from inspecting Vip in the smelly gorilla enclosure to hurrying away as Vip woke up from his anesthesia.

Dr. Wright is the director of the UW Medicine Hernia Center and latest surgeon to operate on Vip, the Woodland Park Zoo's silverback gorilla. 

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