Swaroup Anand, 23, undergoes heart surgery whilst conscious.
Why? If the patient remains awake, it may be possible to detect complications of the surgery (such as stroke or cognitive damage) earlier than otherwise. The surgical team is then more able to recover from the damage before lasting effects take hold.
Photo credit to Tom Parker.
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Two doctors on a British Airways flight performed a surgery on a woman with a collapsed lung by using a urinary catheter, a wire hanger, a half-filled bottle of Evian, and some 5-star brandy from first class. They not only saved her life, but she was back to normal within 15 minutes. Source