Local reconstructive surgeon Dr. Larry Sargent will be featured today on the Emmy award-winning medical talk show "The Doctors" talking about his surgical work on a baby who had a rare craniofacial deformity.
The segment, which will air at 10 a.m. EST on WTVC Channel 9, features Zoey Ann Smith, who was born with right coronal craniosynostosis, a rare congenital craniofacial deformity. Without surgery, brain growth would have been restricted and the skull and face deformed.
Sargent, who runs the renowned Tennessee Craniofacial Center at Children's Hospital at Erlanger, used 3-D printing technology to develop a medical plan for Zoey to reconfigure her skull.
Sargent is no stranger to "The Doctors." He was featured on the show last May for his work on Ringgold toddler Layla Shook, who had a rare condition in which she was born with a cloverleaf-shaped skull. Sargent also used 3-D technology in that case to help successfully reshape plates for Layla's skull.
Erlanger will host a viewing party to watch the show from 9:30-11 a.m. at Probasco Auditorium, in the Erlanger Medical Mall, located at 975 E. Third St.