TGMC Physician Chosen For Global Research and Development


Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC)’s general surgeon, Eric Rau, MD, was recently chosen to pioneer a research and development panel for Medtronic. Medtronic is the world’s largest standalone medical technology development company that is committed to improving the lives of people through medical technologies, services, and solutions.

Dr. Eric Rau is one of only three physicians chosen to collaborate on this project, with only two being chosen from the United States. Medtronic chose Dr. Rau to assist with the research and development of an advanced surgical mesh to be used in hernia procedures. The expert panel of physicians recently traveled to Belgium and France to provide their input and opinion on the development of the advanced technology.

“Having a TGMC physician chosen for such a prestigious global project, demonstrates the quality of innovative physicians we have practicing here in Houma,” explained Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. “Dr. Rau’s wisdom and expertise will provide great insight to the Medtronic team to create a product that will revolutionize the way hernia procedures are performed.”



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