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ABOUT THE BOOK

A raccoon bite on the arm doesn't seem that serious, but it soon becomes a life-or-death medical crisis for Melissa Loomis. After days of treatment for recurring infection, it becomes obvious that her arm must be amputated. Dr. Ajay Seth, the son of immigrant parents from India and local orthopaedic surgeon in private practice, performs his first-ever amputation procedure. In the months that follow, divine intervention, combined with Melissa's determination and Dr. Seth's disciplined commitment and dedication to his patients, brings about the opportunity for a medical breakthrough that will potentially transform the lives of amputees around the world.

Rewired is the inspirational, miraculous story of Dr. Seth's revolutionary surgery that allows Melissa to not just move a prosthetic arm simply by thinking, but to actually feel with the prosthetic hand, just as she would with her natural arm. This resulted in Dr. Seth's private practice in a community hospital, using a local staff, and with no special training or extensive research funding.

 

ABOUT DR. AJAY K. SETH

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Dr. Ajay K Seth is a board certified orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon located in North  Canton, Ohio.  Dr. Seth earned his undergraduate medical degree from a combined program at the Medical college of Wisconsin. He completed his orthopedic residency program at the Ohio State University. He then went on to do a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery from Allegany General Hospital.

It was at Allegany General Hospital that he studied under 4 orthopedic hand surgeons with learning  surgical techniques for the hand, elbow, and shoulder  as well as microvascular surgery.  Dr. Seth also spent one year on a research fellowship in orthopedic surgery and biomaterials at Ohio State University.

Since completing the research fellowship, he has presented on the national circuit discussing with his peers numerous topics, including many which have gone on to be utilized in orthopedic surgery.

Most notably, on   December 10, 2015, Dr. Seth became the first surgeon in the United States to perform a surgery allowing an amputee to move and feel her prosthetic hand with her brain. The procedure was a 16.5 hour surgery, during which he was able to re-route nerves in the upper arm to give the patient the ability to feel as though the prosthetic hand is her own. Six weeks after surgery, the patient demonstrated that she could feel and move a prosthetic arm and hand.

After the success of this innovative “bionic miracle” surgery, Dr. Seth established a relationship with Walter Reed Hospital in Maryland along with Johns Hopkins University. He is presently collaborating with Johns Hopkins University for research and development, demonstrating that Dr. Seth’s patient is now the most advanced amputee in the world.  At the invitation of Johns Hopkins, Dr. Seth was asked to speak at an international conference on advancements in prosthetics.

Dr. Seth maintains a robust private practice in North Canton, Ohio, seeing up to 100 patients each day, focused solely on hand, elbow, and shoulder issues. However, news of the amazing surgery and its results was spread by the Associated Press, resulting in Dr. Seth being featured on the nationally syndicated talk show “The DOCTORS,” and many feature print articles in publications internationally, including the United States, England, and South Africa.

As news of the “Bionic Miracle” has spread, Dr Seth has been contacted by patients throughout the world to consult on special cases. With great enthusiasm, he has launched the American Bionics Advancement Project to serve as his research and development department in association with his parent company, Bionic Miracle, LLC. He will be working closely with John Hopkins University as they continue to make advancements to improve the quality of amputee patients’ lives around the world.

Dr. Seth is a fixture in his community, regularly appearing on radio to provide medical analysis regarding news worthy professional athlete injuries as well as answering call-in questions.  Dr. Seth was asked to join the Canton Regional SWAT team to serve as the physician on call, to train the 36-member SWAT team, and to provide medical care during raids and specific calls around the city.

In his spare time, he volunteers for local sports teams, and for his kids’ various teams. He enjoys playing golf, basketball, and baseball, and spending time with his family, along with the family’s two dogs.

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