Moawad-Laparoscopic Surgery on Awake Patient
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.”
Please read more at: https://ufhealth.org/news/2017/uf-health-surgeon-and-anesthesiologist-perform-laparoscopic-surgery-awake-patient