LIVE Temporal Lobectomy Twitter Surgery A Success
Wisconsin's First Epilepsy Surgery on Twitter
Improvement of function, quality of life, less risk for injury.
All of the above can be outcomes of epilepsy surgery. However, of the people who are candidates, only 10% choose the procedure and most are never evaluated.
On September 27, 2011, beginning at 7:00am, Aurora Health Care performed their second successful LIVE Twitter surgery at Aurora Twitter profile. Broadcasting from O.R. 23 at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI, the procedure was an exciting one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn more about the epilepsy surgery option from attending physicians, Dr. George Morris, neurologist and director of the Regional Epilepsy Center at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, and neurosurgeon, Dr. Shekhar A. Dagam. Specifically, the surgery was an awake left temporal lobectomy.
To search for the surgery on Twitter, use the following hashtags: #ahcneuro and #hcsm.
People following the surgery saw messages from both doctors who were present in the operating room as well as commentary from the patient himself. We provided photos throughout the procedure to illustrate our progress and surgical interest points.
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Meet Our Patient
Our patient, Geoff Nestor is 43, married with two kids and lives in Pulaski, Wisconsin. Get to know Geoff through the series of videos we took before the Twitter surgery, just after a prepatory procedure and recently posted on the Aurora YouTube channel.
UPDATE: Geoff continues to rest in the hospital. Dr. Shekhar A. Dagam says he's healing as
expected and will be out of the hospital within a
week. Stay tuned as we will visit Geoff
and his family in 2+ weeks for a follow-up.
We're grateful to Geoff for allowing us to chronicle his experience before, during and after to educate others who may be considering epilepsy surgery and to erase
the myths and skepticism around brain surgery.
Thanks to everyone who followed the surgery and gave Geoff words of encouragement. He said they meant a lot to him!