The successful brain circuit surgery, believed to be the first such operation in the country, was performed on July 11 by a team of doctors from Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Hospital on 37-year-old Abishek Prasad, who has a passion for the guitar, to rid him of the neurological disorder ‘guitarist dystonia’ that had crippled his fingers.
He was fully awake during surgery as the problem occurred to him only while playing the guitar – so it was really important to get to the exact location of the target.
Rare brain surgery performed by doctors in #Bengaluru on a guitarist who was awake throughout the operation? pic.twitter.com/Zsk2f4BRuw
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Abishek’s left hand finger was unable to move and the trouble grew to an extent that he had to quit playing the guitar.