Awake Craniotomy

 
Awake Craniotomy is a unique operation consisting of all the steps as a conventional craniotomy with a major twist; the patient is kept awake during the procedure. 
 
This is a preferred technique for operations to remove lesions close to, or involving, functionally important regions of the brain, like area responsible for speech and for movement of limbs. 
 
This allows surgeons to test or verify regions of the brain before they are removed and patient’s functions continuously throughout the operation which helps minimize the risks of such operations.