Discovery Show to Feature UCSF Fetal Surgeon Today

Hanmin Lee

Pediatric surgeon Hanmin Lee, MD, part of the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center, will be featured in today's (June 19) episode of "Medical Incredible" on the Discovery Health Channel. The program includes a segment on Jennifer and Ron McGee, whose fetus was treated at UCSF for a teratoma of the neck - a condition that threatened the life of both mother and child. Following the successful surgery to remove the growth, the fetus was returned to the womb and Jennifer completed a successful pregnancy. Today, the boy Isaac McGee is 4 years old. Lee is an assistant professor of surgery and director of the Fetal Treatment Center laboratory at UCSF. His clinical interests include neonatal surgery, fetal surgery, minimally invasive surgery and biliary surgery. Lee's basic science research interests include tissue engineering and liver regeneration. He has published numerous clinical and basic science articles in these fields. He is well-recognized as a leader in pediatric minimally invasive surgery. The Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF Children's Hospital is a world leader in diagnosing and treating birth defects. Under the direction of Michael Harrison, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics, UCSF was the first in the world to successfully perform open fetal surgery in 1981. Discovery Health can be viewed on Comcast Cable Channel 220, and airs at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and at 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. on the following Saturday. The McGee's story will be one of three segments in the episode titled "The Amazing Ovarian Transplant Twins."

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