Anthony Carter, MD, among the first in Hampton Roads to use telemedicine for teaching anterior hip surgical procedure.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 17, 2018— Telemedicine continues to be a quickly growing trend to connect patients with health care providers. The virtual visit concept was recently used to improve access to medical education. On Saturday, April, 14, 2018, Anthony Carter, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, performed one of the first live-stream surgeries in Hampton Roads for teaching purposes.
Dr. Carter demonstrated the surgical technique for a right anterior hip replacement procedure on an 81-year old female patient at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, in Newport News, Virginia, while livestreaming to the Anterior Hip Foundation (AHF) 2018 Innovation Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“It’s an honor to be asked to perform live surgery to this forum of esteemed surgeons at the Anterior Hip Foundation,” Carter said. “I am always excited to showcase the advanced technology and exceptional orthopedic team we have at Mary Immaculate Hospital.”
Dr. Carter is one of the pioneer surgeons in the anterior hip approach and frequently travels to train other surgeons. Now, with the use of video transmission equipment installed in the operative suites, Carter has the ability to teach from Bon Secours Mary Immaculate in Newport News, to surgeons around the world. Unlike other live-streaming capabilities, where only video is transmitted, this new technology allows for both video and sound transmission, allowing physicians to ask questions and be fully engaged in a virtual teaching session.
“Delivering high-quality anterior approach hip replacement education is a cornerstone of the AHF’s mission. We are excited to have collaborated with Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital and Dr. Anthony Carter on this real-time surgery broadcast to the AHF’s 2018 Innovation Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada,” said Joel Matta, MD, president of AHF. “This unique, live surgery event provided direct access and interaction with Dr. Carter while he performed an anterior approach hip replacement. This was an exceptionally valuable learning experience for our symposium attendees – particularly since Dr. Carter is one of the most experienced and respected anterior approach hip replacement physicians in the world.”

About Dr. Carter
Dr. Anthony Carter, a native of Peabody, Massachusetts, attended Boston University and graduated summa cum laude with distinction. He was recognized as a Commonwealth Scholar and became an inductee of Phi Beta Kappa. He gained early acceptance into Boston University School of Medicine, graduating with honors and as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Carter completed his internship and residency at NYU/Bellevue Medical Center. Upon completion of his internship/residency, he spent three years at Langley Air Force Base in Virginian as a staff orthopaedic surgeon which included a tour of duty overseas as part of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. Dr. Carter joined Hampton Roads Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 1995. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Carter is the chief of orthopedic surgery at Mary Immaculate Hospital and has been the Dean of the Health Academy.

His special interests lie in sports medicine and minimally invasive tissue-sparing total joint replacements. Dr. Carter instructs nationally and internationally on total hip replacements using the muscle-sparing anterior approach, and he is currently pioneering the technique for hip resurfacing using the same muscle-sparing anterior approach. He was the first orthopaedic surgeon to perform the “Jiffy Hip” in Virginia. He was also the first surgeon in Hampton Roads to perform a MAKOplasty® robotic-arm-assisted knee resurfacing procedure. He has been featured in MD News and Outpatient Surgery Magazine for his work in these areas. Hampton Roads Magazine recognized Dr. Carter as a top 10 “Top Doc” in orthopedic surgery.

About Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Bon Secours Virginia, the fourth-largest and only faith-based health system in Virginia, is comprised of Bon Secours Richmond and Bon Secours Hampton Roads. Bon Secours Virginia includes eight award-winning hospitals: five in the Richmond system (St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center and Rappahannock General Hospital) and three in Hampton Roads (DePaul Medical Center, Mary Immaculate Hospital and Maryview Medical Center). Bon Secours brings together a network of hospitals, primary care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities to provide quality health care services to thousands of Virginians. The not-for-profit Catholic health system employs about 12,500 people. Bon Secours Virginia hospitals offer a full-range of services including cardiac, women’s, children’s, orthopedics, oncology, neurosciences and surgery.