In February, Rappler wrote about a hospital that live-tweeted open heart surgery. On Wednesday, a hospital in Houston used multiple social media platforms to broadcast live the removal of a brain tumor from a 21-year-old patient. The operation is supposed to eliminate seizures. Dr. Dong Kim said the operation is available on various social media platforms to teach and to help the public. Members of the hospital staff live-tweeted from the operating room. There was a video camera which showed overview shots as well as digital photos. The material was sared on Twitter, YouTube, TwitPic, CoverItLive and Pinterest.
See the social media feeds of the operation, pictures and video on Memorial-Hermann’s site.