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Belleville Intelligencer: Going inside BGH's OR

Going inside BGH's OR

It's something few people ever see first-hand.

But in what's believed to be a first at Belleville General Hospital, I'm heading into the operating room to cover surgery as it happens.

It's taken more than a month of requests, meetings, calls and e-mail.

Patient Lauren Tremblay has consented graciously to allow every part of her surgery to be covered. She's a Picton resident and human resources worker who's been suffering extremely painful gallbladder attacks.

Dr. Sean McIlreath, Quinte Health Care's chief surgeon, will perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy a minimally-invasive gallbladder removal via video camera.

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