Silicon Valley News

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Brain surgery tweeted, broadcast live on YouTube

Houston's Memorial Hermann hospital live-tweeted a brain surgery performed today by one of the country's leading surgeons.

Dr. Dong Kim, one of the surgeons that treated former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in the head last year, removed a tumor from a 21-year-old woman's brain. In March, the hospital tweeted in real time the open heart surgery on a 57-year-old, a first in the medical field.