National Geographic: Brain surgery to air live from University Hospitals

First Live Brain Surgery To Be Broadcasted On National Geographic

CLEVELAND, Ohio (FOX 8) -- The University Hospitals of Cleveland will soon mark a major milestone.

Doctors there will perform a brain surgery on live TV for the first time.

The surgery is in partnership with the National Geographic Channel, and it will air live on the network during a two-hour special on Oct. 25, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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

The patient will undergo brain stimulation surgery, which is used to treat tremors from Parkinson's Disease. The name of the patient has not been released by National Geographic Channel.

The patient will be awake the entire time, and he will let doctors know if they've reached the right area of the brain.

The procedure will be captured using two hand-held cameras and two robotic cameras.

Fox 8 has reached out to University Hospitals for comment.

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