Brain Surgeons are Turning to Hypnosis

A French medical team was recently successful in using hypnosedation during a series of brain surgeries.

“An important advantage of hypnosedation is that it allows the patient to remain awake throughout surgery,” the research team said in a press release. “This avoids the need to awaken the patient in the middle of standard ‘asleep-awake-asleep’ anesthesia — which can be especially challenging in patients with high-grade gliomas.”

(Excerpt from article by Sarah Sloat for

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