Great to get a glimpse into the details of a surgeons day and how even the little moments are filled with work
The scientific workup of social media integration in (neuro)surgical contexts has increased significantly in recent years. From dissemination of recently published results, presentation of technological upgrades (including but not limited to hospital marketing strategies), patient and trainee education to more philosophical disputes about if, when and how to operate someone: delivering and receiving information about the field has changed. In 2011, the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) prominently tweeted live about an awake temporal lobectomy in an epilepsy patient, helping coin the somewhat awkward and short-lived term ›twurgery‹. Notably, however, the blending of expert and lay audiences prospers in the process, creating new forms (and formats) of dialogue between medical sciences and humanities, doctors and patients.
Shlobin, Nathan A., Steven C. Hoffman, Jeffrey R. Clark, Benjamin S. Hopkins, Kartik Kesavabhotla, and Nader S. Dahdaleh. “Social Media in Neurosurgery: A Systematic Review.” World Neurosurgery 149 (May 2021): 38–50.
Nouri, Aria, Julien Haemmerli, Alexandre Lavé, Pia Vayssiere, Paul Constanthin, Abdullah Al-Awadhi, Gregory Zegarek, et al. “Current State of Social Media Utilization in Neurosurgery amongst European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) Member Countries.” Acta Neurochirurgica 164, no. 1 (January 2022): 15–23.