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Louisville, KY Based eLearning Developer Announces Launch of Surgery Squad to provide free interactive, virtual surgeries for patient education and general surgery information.

Louisville, KY, November 18, 2010 --( Eric Bort, Owner of Clearly Trained eLearning and Flash Development, announced today the official launch of Surgery Squad ( Surgery Squad provides free virtual surgeries for some of the most common procedures in the U.S. Site visitors become the surgeon as they perform the procedures using virtual tools. The first phase will include 25 surgeries, with the first four virtual surgeries live to the public – Virutal Rhinoplasty (nose job), Virtual RNY Gastic-Bypass, Virtual Lasik Eye Surgery, and the latest to launch, Virtual Tonsillectomy.

The idea to create Surgery Squad came to Eric Bort after receiving letters from users of a previous interactive surgery project with his company, Clearly Trained eLearning and Flash Development: “Our eLearning company had a project to create three, very detailed, virtual surgeries. When those launched, we started getting letters from people thanking us for creating something that helped them wrap their head around some scary procedures they were about to go through. We even started getting letters from doctors who were using those previous virtual surgeries as references for their patients. It was then when I realized that we were on to something. It took a few years to figure out how to streamline the production process, but I now have the right team in place, 25 surgery scripts written, and we’re getting one new surgery produced every three weeks.”

“Our goal and mission with the site is patient education - to teach through experience in an informal setting. You might also notice we include some entertaining/humorous aspects to our surgeries that play off of our animated doctors and their personalities. Medicine and surgery are serious topics, but people need to have an enjoyable, goal oriented experience to really understand complex or foreign concepts. The data and research are real, the characters are not!”

The Surgery Squad website is one of a kind, and after going live on August 25, 2010, it has had over 136,000 page views, with each week beating the previous. Bort said he knew the site would start to generate a decent amount of traffic, but he had no idea it would jump so fast, especially before any announcements were made public.

Surgery Squad is a free source for anyone wanting to learn more about commonly performed surgeries. These online applications are not only informative, but entertaining as well.

For more information, contact Eric Bort, Owner or Chris Fischer, Marketing Director, (502) 895-9214,

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