Video Of The Week - This Is Brain Surgery?

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Mention brain surgery and images of a patient lying deeply unconscious with doctors carefully trying to cut through the nerves, comes to mind. However, this certainly does not seem to be the case if you watch this week's video, where the doctors and patients both look busy - One working on the brain, the other, happily strumming on his guitar!

Filmed by the UCLA team of doctors on May 23rd, the surgery - the 500th of its kind, was conducted to implant a brain pacemaker into the patient's skull to try combat the debilitating effects of Parkinson's disease. While the patient was put to sleep at the start of the surgery, he was awakened half way through the procedure, to perform a number of tests to gauge coordination and mobility - And since Brad Carter is a guitar player, there was no better way to test his fine motor skills and figure out the optimal place for the pacemaker then by asking him to strum a tune or two! The best part? Carter's guitar skills showed immediate signs of improvement!

Gives a new meaning to the term 'It's like brain surgery' doesn't it?

Resources: huffingtonpost.com

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190 Comments
  • queenunicorn
    queenunicornMonday, June 17, 2019 at 8:39 am
    Cool
    • vinnySaturday, September 8, 2018 at 9:35 am
      me to
      • toearcher
        toearcherWednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm
        Reminds me of another article on dogo about a patient play the saxophone.
        • dixiebelle
          dixiebelleWednesday, July 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm
          very cool, though I wonder if it would hurt to be awake during brain surgery:/
          • kawaii_gymnast
            kawaii_gymnastThursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:01 am
            Is that good or bad?
            • dglovepink
              dglovepinkWednesday, March 16, 2016 at 12:36 pm
              lol
              • lazaria1234
                lazaria1234Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11:34 am
                but awsomeeeeeeeeeeeee
                • juniorMonday, November 23, 2015 at 1:18 pm
                  soo sad made me sparad tears
                  • cool/awsomeThursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:18 am
                    coooooooooool
                    • CooloMonday, November 16, 2015 at 7:53 am
                      cool