Quotes from Satisfied Customers

Nici Bothwell, M.D., Fort Sill, OK: “The physicians and staff were outstanding! They were helpful in every way. The presentations were clear and concise. The telemedicine portion of the training was well-orchestrated and provided excellent imaging of the live surgery. That was a nice touch!"

Ernie Welch, Regional Field Trainer/Territory Manager, Olympus/Gyrus: “Very impressive, especially the live teleconferencing. The staff and surgeons were very helpful. This was the best bone lab I have ever attended."

Jeff Goodell, D.O., Midwest City: “The Hough Ear staff has been excellent. I’ve been to many courses; I’ve never met more caring and interested staff. Live demo is always more informative than cadaver.”

Jack VanDoren Hough, M.D., Founder, Hough Ear Institute: “From setting up the equipment to a beautifully done operation, it was remarkable [to offer telemedicine].”

R. Kent Dyer, M.D., Hough Ear Institute: “The live surgery … was a huge success for this conference. It was very helpful to illustrate the techniques of stapedectomy which we were presenting in our lectures. The picture quality was outstanding and I especially appreciate being able to interact … during the surgery via the audio-visual connection. [INTEGRIS IT Staff] did a wonderful job coordinating the teleconference.”

Richard D. Kopke, M.D., Hough Ear Institute: “The telemedicine experience was wonderful. The picture was very clear. The information gained was very helpful. This will really expand our capabilities for training other ear surgeons in the United States and worldwide.”

Mark Wood, M.D., Hough Ear Institute: “Great course! Great support by vendors and INTEGRIS. Thank you! The video link from Baptist Plaza Surgery to HEI’s library was greatly appreciated."

Roxanna Snodgrass, Hough Ear Institute: “To think back over this last 60-plus years is to see mountains move. To see how far Dr. Hough has come since his start in 1946 is to witness the power of progress. Being able to see a live surgery at the Plaza on the big screen in another location was so exciting; my skin tingled with pride. To have a small part in helping with this and see the faces of all of the attendees, doctors, staff, vendors and guests as they watched was mind boggling. I didn’t know IBMC had this capability, and to share it with us is a true testament of their commitment to excellence."

Kaci Albert, Hough Ear Institute: “Being able to offer telemedicine as part of our recent temporal bone dissection course was momentous for us at the institute. It must have given our participants such a great view of what otologic surgery can be like, from the actual surgery technique itself to interaction with the operating room staff, and even the unforeseen challenges that can arise. It was a wonderful learning experience for all involved, and we are truly grateful to IBMC for making this request a reality."