Watchful eye

Norihito Soga, M.D., Ph.D., observes Surendra Shenoy, M.D., associate professor of surgery, perform a mini-nephrectomy procedure May 22 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Soga and colleague Kouhei Nishikawa, M.D., from Mie University Graduate School of Medicine in Mie, Japan, came to learn the procedure from Shenoy and Martin Jendrisak, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, who developed it. The mini-nephrectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidneys from living donors through a single three-inch incision.