World’s first deep brain surgery using hypnosis instead of a
Surgeons have completed the world’s first deep brain surgery using hypnosis instead of an anaesthetic to control the patient’s pain.

Doctors carried out the deep brain stimulation procedure to cure the 73-year-old patient’s severe trembling hands.

The 73-year-old patient from Thuringia, Germany, whose tremor did not adequately improve with medication, is reportedly very satisfied with the result of the six-hour operation by the team from the University Hospital of Jena.

Normally, such medical interventions are done with anaesthesia.

After the electrodes have been placed in the affected brain area, the patients are woken up to check whether the electrodes are correctly placed and whether the tremor is suppressed....

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