Follow an open brain surgery operation live on Twitter
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World-class neurosurgery comes to KazakhstanDr. Evaldas Cesnulis is a world-renowned neurosurgeon who has carried out over 2500 brain and spinal operations.
Originally from Lithuania, Dr. Cesnulis has an extensive professional background in neurosurgery and operates a private practice in Zürich, Switzerland.
His special interest lies in the surgical treatment of tumours and vascular disorders of the brain, including complicated skull base surgery.
In November this year, he will lead a team of Swiss doctors in performing several operations in Astana, Kazakhstan to remove brain tumours.
The Swiss team will undertake this delicate operation on a charitable basis, offering their time and expertise entirely at their own expense.
As well as performing the operation for the benefit of the patient, the Swiss team will offer mentorship to Kazakh doctors at the medical facility in Astana.
An educational missionDr.Cesnulis explains their mission:
“Being able to perform this operation is not just an act of charity towards a patient in need of the most advanced medical care. It’s also an opportunity to act as mentors to the medical team in Astana, and to transfer the extensive knowledge available in Switzerland.”
The idea of transferring knowledge is the background to the live Twitter feed.
By offering a rare glimpse into the highly specialist field of neuroscience, Dr.Cesnulis would like to help the non-medical public better understand this area of medicine.
He underlines the motivation for developing the live Twitter feed:
“Neurosurgery is of course an exceptionally specialist discipline. But we neurosurgeons should use all the tools available to us to share the expertise we have gained over a long career of training.”
Everyone is welcome to tune into the Twitter feed and discover more about the mysterious world of brain surgery.
The stream of updates is aimed at anyone who is fascinated by the way the brain works, and special efforts will be made to explain the procedure in non-technical language.
„ We neurosurgeons should use all the tools available to us to share the expertise we have gained over a long career of training.
Dr. Evaldas Cesnulis