Get a Close-Up Look at Awake Brain Surgery
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Cameras were allowed in the operating room as Ryan Brown, 30, had a tumor removed from his brain at a hospital in Indiana. Brown underwent an "awake" brain surgery, where the patient is heavily sedated but very capable of talking and moving their body throughout the process. They are asked specific questions to make sure they are feeling comfortable and can feel when the neurosurgeons are touching parts of the brain that control motor function, vision and speech.