The healthcare facility isn’t the first to perform the social media feat, but it did grab headlines and Twitter impressions on Wednesday for the effort.
Surgeons removed a benign tumor from a 21-year-old. The tumor was discovered about a month ago after the patient experienced a seizure.
The Twittercast of the surgery started at 7:30 am CST. The first incision occurred around 9 am CST. Live tweeting took place for roughly four hours, according to Memorial Hermann.
Here are 10 tweets from the surgery
thus far (STOP reading if you’re feeling squeamish):
patient being wheeled into the room… pinterest.com/pin/1572038432…
— Memorial Hermann(@houstonhospital) May 9, 2012
Some medications are given to calm the patient before going into the operating room. #MHbrain