See one, do one, teach one
Neel Kantak is a first-year plastic surgery resident at Beth Israel Deaconess. "I don't think that anything we do in surgery is natural," he said. "I think most of the movements are things people are not born with the coordination to do."
So Kantak and others come to BIDMC's skills lab to practice laparoscopic surgery -- procedures done through tiny incisions. The hope is extra surgery training can lower complication rates for patients and costs for insurers.
Watch a CBS Evening News story in which Kantak and Dan Jones, chief of BIDMC's minimally invasive surgerry program, talk about the new variation on the old rule of "see one, do one, teach one."