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Hospital To Live Tweet Brain Surgery, Put Pics On Pinterest

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 5:31am
Sam Laird

Several weeks after making history with the world's first live-tweeted open heart surgery, Houston's Memorial Hermann hospital is dusting off its social media chops again.

The plan this time? To live tweet a brain operation performed by one of the world's foremost neurosurgeons.

Live social media coverage from the hospital's in-house team will begin Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. EST. The hospital's Twitter page,@houstonhospital, will relay the operation's preparation, play-by-play and wrap up over the next four hours while using the hashtag #MHbrain. The first actual incision is scheduled for 10 a.m. EST.

The operation is called a brain tumor resection. It's designed to remove a tumor to prevent seizures. It will be performed by Dr. Dong Kim, a neurosurgeon who helped lead the team that treated former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in the head in 2011.

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