Trying to search for the perfect show to watch in a Sunday night at home, can sometimea be somewhat of a nuisance. Maybe there is a little truth in that image of Al Bundy coming home from work and casually zapping through the channels. “What to watch, what to watch?” Do you, perchance, have a favorite live show? Yes! Brain surgery!
This Sunday night, on live TV, the producers behind critically-acclaimed TV show “Brain Surgery Live” will be showing a live footage of doctors performing a surgical intervention on 49-year-old Greg Grindley, who suffers from Parkinson disease.
Although the doctors performing the intervention stressed out that this is by far a freak show. Their endeavor is to raise awareness among TV viewers on the manifestations of Parkinson disease. Greg Grindley, the patient that will undergo this delicate and intricate procedure is a Navy veteran, an electrical engineer and not to mention a motorbike aficionado. He has been diagnosed with Parkinson disease some time ago, and his hobby has been severely impaired by his constant tremors.
As promising as it would seem, the filming crew will not be able to film the entire operation. The procedure takes about six hours, and the film crew will only be allowed to air for about 2 hours, but there are a lot of medical experts out there that can shed some light on the different techniques employed in such a delicate procedure.
Basically, the neurosurgeons have to hit a tiny cluster of brain cells and stimulate them with a rod in order to alleviate some of Grindley’s tremors. This procedure has been employed for almost 13 years and, in many cases, showed that it can be successfully used to alleviate and even cure some of Parkinson’s symptoms.
Doctor Rahul Jandial, a neurosurgeon, who also provided commentary for the show, said that that the procedure must be done very precisely. If the specific area is not properly target, it could make the difference between moving your eyes or moving your face.
Favorite live show? Yes! Brain surgery! As part of the medical procedure, the Navy veteran will be fully awake. Moreover, during the intervention, the surgeons will ask him a couple of question to see if they hit the right place. Upon introducing the rod into Grindley’s brain, his violent tremors suddenly stopped and Grindley could see how it is like to be able to live without your arms shaking all the time.
Although the operation was deemed successful, Jandial said that mister Grindley is far from being cured from his disease, but he is on his way to a successful recovery.