Written by Craig Smullin,
Posted: Thu, April 11 2013 at 5:14 PM,
Updated: Wed, April 24 2013 at 2:00 PM
They're calling it the first ever surgery of it's kind in Oregon. The groundbreaking surgery is called a Lariat Procedure... and it was performed at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in late February. NBC-5's Craig Smullin explains.
What do you think? Sound off on our Facebook page and on Twitter, or leave a comment below.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in Recreation Administration and Sports Management.
Since joining NBC5 News in 2005, Craig has performed virtually every job in the newsroom: News and Sports Reporter, Sports Anchor, Producer, series and segment Host and Anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and NBC5 News at 5. He became News Director in January, 2014.
When he's not managing a busy newsroom, Craig spends time with his wife, two young sons and two dogs. He is a dedicated fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Portland Trailblazers and loves snow boarding the slopes of Mt. Ashland.