The delivery went smoothly – but Jaya’s heart was beating so slowly that surgeon Maeda decided to open her upper body immediately to perform the operation. Typically in such cases, a cosmetic surgeon would connect wires attached to a pacemaker outside the body then perform a second surgery weeks afterwards to install a permanent gadget. Maeda decided to tackle the more challenging challenge of inserting the permanent pacemaker immediately to avoid the second surgery. The whole process took about one hour. The existing pacemaker should last Jaya about 10 years, Maeda said. It shall need to be repositioned as she grows, and she’ll need new batteries every five to seven years, but Jaya can lead a normal life otherwise.‘Our experience treating sufferers with TomoTherapy led us to believe that the techniques we explored in our research you could end up more accurate and quicker treatments,’ said Dr. Sterzing. ‘While we limited our research to nasopharyngeal cancers applications, we believe that these techniques also would have great worth in treating cancers through the entire body, cancers of the prostate and those involving multiple metastases particularly.D., TomoTherapy’s president and CEO.