Houston's Dr. Rahul Nath Introduces Patented Surgical System for Repairing and Grafting Severed Nerves
Technical Advance Allows For More Precise Nerve Repair

( Houston - May 11, 2004) - Dr. Rahul Nath, a reconstructive microsurgeon at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, has been granted a United States patent for a surgical system for repairing and grafting severed nerves (U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 09/989,963) that will allow for more precise repair for patients affected by nerve damage.

The current method used to correct nerve injuries is standard hand surgery. Dr. Nath's system provides a more efficient and effective method to repair damaged nerves or nerves that are operated upon during a nerve transfer.

"I work with nerves five days a week and understand what the deficiencies are in the current method of repairing nerves by hand. My surgical system still depends on the surgeon's own skill, but the tools involved ensure a much better outcome for the patient, including less recovery time and less opportunity for complications from surgery," Dr. Nath said.

According to Texas Medical Center numbers, Dr. Nath performed more than 500 peripheral nerve injury surgeries last year. He has been peer-nominated as one of "America 's Top Doctors" for three consecutive years (Castle Connelly Publishers, 1st , 2nd and 3rd ed.). This book is the only peer-nominated listing of American doctors, and less than one percent of physicians in the United States make the list.

Dr. Nath developed the current decompression surgery to correct winging scapula injuries, as well as several other surgical procedures to correct brachial plexus and prostate nerve injuries. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Nath has individual Web sites devoted to each area of nerve surgery in which he specializes. These areas and their respective Web sites are: brachial plexus injury
( www.drnathbrachialplexus.com ); winging scapula injury
( www.drnathwingingscapula.com ); nerve tumor surgery
( www.drnathnervetumor.com ); and impotence surgery
( www.drnathimpotencesurgery.com ).

In January of 2004, Dr. Nath performed winging scapula surgery on South African swimmer and national record holder Eugene Botes. After not being able to raise his right arm above his head in December 2003, Botes finished third place in the 100-meter butterfly finals during the South African Swimming Team Olympic Trials on April 19, 2004, qualifying for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens.

For technical information relating to Dr. Nath's patented surgical system, please contact him at 713 592 9900 or drnath@drnathmedical.com .