Opera Performance During Open Brain Surgery Is Astounding

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Opera Performance During Open Brain Surgery Is Astounding


Unfortunately, professional opera, concert, and choral singer Ambroz Bajec-Lapajne was diagnosed with a severe brain tumor that required operation to remove. His neurosurgeon advised him to remain awake during the procedure in an effort to gauge what part of the brain that happened to be working at the moment. The entire ordeal was recorded, thankfully, which reveals Bajec-Lapajne singing part of Schubert’s Gute Nacht during the entire procedure.

Doctors tend to perform this type of open brain surgery with their patient fully awake, though they do not feel any pain during the process. Being awake means the doctor can ask important questions to their patient while performing the surgery.