Live surgery in front of public

SURGERY was carried out in public view at Papworth Hospital last week. This is only the second time that this has happened in the UK, and both times at Papworth. A public audience of more than 220 people watched the operation via a satellite link and coul

SURGERY was carried out in public view at Papworth Hospital last week.

This is only the second time that this has happened in the UK, and both times at Papworth.

A public audience of more than 220 people watched the operation via a satellite link and could later talk to heart surgeon Francis Wells, who carried out a reconstruction of a heart valve.

The audience was at Wellcome Collection in Euston Road, London.

Sam Nashef, a Papworth Hospital heart surgeon, gave the audience an expert commentary and professional insight into the procedure.