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Awake through brain surgery (1 of 3)

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Published on Sep 27, 2010

Absolutely amazing, a patient undergoes brain surgery while he's awake and invites cameras in on the operation for the benefit of, well, us! This was captured by my media centre and I found it so awesome I had to share it with youtube. It has been heavily cut to save on time. It was originally a 1 hour program ...go science!

1 of 3 - This video
2 of 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkDyI5...
3 of 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn9P8j...

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS:
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FIRST VIDEO: 8:43 - Speech arrest testing (Zapping parts the brain while he's speaking. If he goes mute while they zap a certain part, they can't remove that part because he needs it for speech)
FIRST VIDEO: 11:19 - Speech arrest happens.
SECOND VIDEO: 12:06 - Peter answers a question while a piece of brain is being cut out. The question is: "If you recorded it, will you be watching this when you return home?"
SECOND VIDEO: 14:13 - A phone-in question is asked, the surgeon didn't catch the question however as he was busy removing a massive chunk of tumor-infested brain!

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The team which helped save Peter's life:

Paul Grundy: Surgeon
Ryan Waters: Registrar
Crispin Weidmann: Anaesthetist
John Drinkwater: Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)
Pete Gladwell: Surgical Care Practitioner
Ronilo Ramos: Scrub Nurse
Coral Martin: Circulating Nurse
Sara Baker: Recovery Nurse
Lou Taylor: Recovery Nurse

More information (including how Peter's doing and mug shots of the surgical team above), availalble here: http://www.channel4.com/explore/surge...

2manual - SBS ONE - 2010-03-30 - 9_061 PM-muxed.mp4

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