You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to set a world record. Just this year, Guinness World Records rewarded a Daytona Beach, Florida, man for having the largest collection of hamburger-related items — 3,724, to be exact.
You don’t even have to be a person to win one — a llama broke a record when he channeled Seasiscuit and jumped over a 3-foot, 8.5-inch bar after months of “agility training.”
No, you don’t have to be surgeon to set a world record — but some do. Just ask Dr. Greg J. Marchand.
The Mesa doctor set a world record for the Largest Malignant Tumor to Undergo Successful Laparoscopic Ovarian Cancer Staging Surgery. In human speak, he removed a giant, cancerous ovarian tumor with a belly button incision smaller than a dime.
The surgery was in 2015, but this year the World Record Academy confirmed the technique had never been done on any malignant ovarian tumor that large, according to a press release graphic enough to read like a Saw script.
This is Marchand’s second world record. Back in 2008, he won a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for a laparoscopic removal of the largest uterus. It was seven pounds.
The cancerous ovarian tumor Marchand removed was “the size of a junior-sized soccer ball,” or 17 centimeters. And let’s just say this doc kicked
Left: Non-laparoscopic surgery with large scar. Right: Surgery with Marchand’s Technique
Courtesy of Dr. Greg J. Marchand
The board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and his surgical team performed an “in-bag” Morcellation, removing the tumor laparoscopically, which involves sticking a tiny camera and surgical instruments into a small…
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