Published On: Mon, Oct 26th, 2015

VIDEO: What’s it like to watch brain surgery on live TV? Here’s what happened on Nat Geo’s special.

University Hospitals played host to a drama of hope in first live broadcast of brain surgery on Sunday

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In terms of live stunt programming these days, it’s not that unusual for, say,  a man to attempt to be swallowed by a giant snake on television. But when you hear a channel is going to showcase live brain surgery on air? That raises some eyebrows.

The producers of National Geographic’s “Brain Surgery Live” may have anticipated this for Sunday night’s broadcast, as straightforward as it sounds: A team of doctors performed brain surgery on 49-year-old Greg Grindley, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease. On live TV.

 

Read the full story at the Washington Post, by Emily Yahr

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