Live Internet Surgical Event For Back Pain Sufferers Live Spinal Fusion June 26 at 4pm(CDT) from Chicago

HARTFORD, Conn., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- slp3D Internet Broadcasting has
announced that Physicians and the public will have the opportunity to see the
first live Internet broadcast of percutaneous lumbar spinal fusion, a
groundbreaking surgical procedure for lower back pain sufferers on Wednesday,
June 26, 2002 from 4-5p CDT. To pre-register or to view the event, visit:
The live internet broadcast will originate from Advocate Lutheran General
Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois and feature Martin D. Herman, M.D., Ph.D., a
neurosurgeon who was the first surgeon in the Midwest to perform the spinal
fusion technique. Percutaneous lumbar spinal fusion allows surgical
stabilization of vertebrae without requiring large incisions, disruption of
the muscle or excessive blood loss. Instead, state-of-the-art 3-D navigational
computer technology is utilized by the surgeon to guide and secure metal
screws and rods into the bone through four small incisions in the skin and
muscle. If you would like to make this live internet broadcast offering
available to your web audience, place the above-noted link on your website and
let your audience know the event is coming.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is a 609-bed teaching, research and
tertiary care hospital, Level I trauma center and one of the largest hospitals
in the Chicago area. The Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care
(, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, which has been
ranked as one of the nation's top health care systems for the past five years.

slp3D is the leading developer of live and on-demand medical broadcasts on
the internet with clients that range from major teaching Hospitals to Fortune
500 Medical Device Manufacturers and Pharmaceutical companies. slp3D's online
broadcast programs are designed for allied healthcare professionals and
consumers and feature live and on-demand surgeries, clinical forums, product
launches, virtual tours, online video news releases and Continuing Medical
Education. Solutions include video and audio applications, integrated graphic
presentations and real-time audience surveying. slp3D develops unique client
solutions focusing on strategy, content development and production, as well as
content distribution.