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Revolutionary HD Surgical Footage from North Shore-LIJ Surgeon to be Broadcast for the First Time on ABC's 20/20, National Geographic Channel
Date:9/7/2007

SYOSSET, N.Y., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, high definition (HD) video footage of the human body taken by Steven Palter, MD, a surgeon and fertility specialist at Syosset and North Shore University hospitals, will be featured tonight on ABC-TV News' 20/20 and September 16 on the National Geographic Channel in stories that will take viewers for an unprecedented journey inside the human body.

Dr. Palter is internationally recognized for his research, development and use of technologically advanced endoscopic procedures, particularly in the fields of reproductive endocrinology and obstetrics/gynecology.

20/20, scheduled to air at 10 p.m. EDT tonight (Friday, September 7), will feature a segment entitled "Unprecedented Journey Inside the Human Body." The story will cover some of the history behind the pioneering tools and procedures used by Dr. Palter, bringing to life some of the technology predicted in the 1966 science-fiction film "Fantastic Voyage," a movie that Dr. Palter often references in his lectures on the topic.

National Geographic is also premiering some of Dr. Palter's breakthrough procedures in the premiere of the show "Inside the Living Body," scheduled to air at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday, September 16. The program will trace the entirety of a woman's life, reviewing in depth the female bodily systems and how they work. This show will be the first time a surgical procedure has been broadcast in high definition. The show includes input from over 200 scientists, doctors and specialists on the topic.

"With high definition, we're seeing things that we had never seen before, with depth perception, clarity and detail that make the images enormously clear and magnified. We have views beyond what you can get with the naked eye," said Dr. Palter. "Recent technological advances have allowed for such dramatic and amazing views of the inside of our bodies that watching the footage can feel like you're in a science f
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