Moawad-Laparoscopic Surgery on Awake Patient

Published: January 2nd, 2018

Category: Recent News

Our own Dr. Nash Moawad, with assistance from Dr. Kayser Enneking (UF Anesthesiology), performed the first laparoscopic surgical procedure on a patient using local anesthesia in the U.S.

“Surgeons typically talk with their patients before and after their procedures, but one UF Health physician recently took this a step further. He had a conversation with his patient throughout her operation, a relatively rare event made possible by unique cooperation among the medical team and their willing subject.”

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