Behind-the-scenes of a live-tweeted surgery

On April 2, Sherman Health, in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, became the second hospital in the country and first in Illinois to live-tweet a surgery, and overnight the number of people following Sherman Health on Twitter jumped from 600 to more 1,000. The idea for the surgery came, believe it or not, from the two men performing the surgery. We did this “to showcase the da Vinci machine, but also to use social media to reach out to people,” says one of the surgeons. “We’re bre…

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