New Delhi, 22nd November: A 33-year-old patient watched Bigg Boss, the reality TV the show, and a Hollywood film to stay awake while doctors performed brain surgery on him.
Doctors at a private hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur conducted a rare and critical open brain surgery on a man. During the surgery, the patient had to be kept awake.
The surgery was performed to remove recurrent glioma in the left premotor area abutting the motor cortex. It was performed on 33-year-old Vara Prasad at Brinda Neuro Centre, Guntur. The entire surgery was performed while keeping Vara Prasad awake. While doctors removed the tumour, the patient enjoyed the show, Bigg Boss and the Hollywood movie, Avatar.
Vara Prasad was operated earlier as well in 2016 at Hyderabad but was not able to recover fully. The doctor trio of Government General Hospital of Guntur, Dr BH Srinivas Reddy, Dr Seshadri Sekhar (neurosurgeons), and Dr Trinadh (Anaesthetist) performed the surgery.
The patient was discharged from the hospital on Saturday after recovery.