Local man is ready for first-ever ‘live’ televised brain surgery

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A local man is ready to undergo brain surgery during the very first brain operation that’s been televised ‘live.’

Dr. Ben Walker, a neurologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, will be a part of the OR team for patient Greg Grindley’s surgery.

The surgery is in partnership with the National Geographic Channel, and it will air live on the network during a two-hour special on Sunday.

The special, titled “Brain Surgery Live with Mental Floss” will be hosted by Bryant Gumbel. It will air in 171 countries.

Grindley will undergo brain stimulation surgery, which is used to treat tremors from Parkinson’s Disease.

Fox 8’s Wayne Dawson and Kristi Capel talked with both doctor and the patient about this ground breaking operation.

To find out more about the National Geographic show that will televise this brain surgery live click here.

If you would like to learn more about University Hospitals Case Western Reserve Medical Center click here.

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