UCLA Live-Tweets Brain Surgery, Posts Vine Videos (VIDEO)
Published on August 6, 2018 by Nader Pouratian
LOS ANGELES — It was an uncomplicated brain surgery the hospital had performed hundreds of times before (499 times, to be exact). But to celebrate Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s 500th deep brain stimulation operation Thursday, surgeons performed the world’s first live-Vined brain surgery.
The operation, which lead neurologist Dr. Nader Pouratian described as “textbook” brain pacemaker implant surgery, was documented with Vine, a six-second video medium, and with Instagram photos on the hospital’s Twitter account (@UCLAhealth) in real time on patient Brad Carter, an actor diagnosed with the progressive neurological disorder essential tremor in 2006.