Vip the gorilla is prepped for hernia-repair and sinus procedures at the Woodland Park Zoo.
Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo
Vip, a gorilla at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, is recovering after UW Medicine physicians recently performed two surgeries, to repair a hernia and to inspect his chronically inflamed sinuses.
Drs. Greg Davis, UW Medicine's director of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery; Andrew Wright, who leads the hernia center at Northwest Hospital; and Robert Yates collaborated on the procedures.