• By Dana Sparks

Awake Brain Surgery While Playing the Violin (pkg.)

November 16, 2012

Professional violinist Roger Frisch had a diagnosis of essential tremor. For two years he hid the quavering bow by not playing the soft parts of the music, but soon his career was in jeopardy. To save his music, neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic implanted an electrical stimulator in his brain. The catch was, he had to be awake and playing the violin during the operation. [TRT 2:20]

Video and script are available in the downloads above. Medical Edge pkgs. can be edited into vo/sots and incorporated into your local reporting.

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