Put a Mask On: Surgery Streamed

Start-up Giblib will invite the world – virtually –  into the operating room next Thursday, July 28, at 2 pm ET with a live-stream of a hernia procedure.

The operation, to be performed by Dr. Shirin Towfigh at the 90210 Surgery Medical Center & Precision ASC in Beverly Hills, will be shown in 360-degree, virtual reality using 360fly’s 360-degree 4K camera.

You can register to watch the live, one-hour surgery online here.


Giblib describes itself as “the first multi-channel network devoted 100% to the surgical community,” offering an online collection of medical lectures and surgical videos covering “all specialties and procedures.” Surgical experts share “new techniques and best practices” that are accessible for viewing to doctors and students around the world, including developing regions.

“Watching a surgery in 360-degree/virtual reality provides a fully immersive real-world operating room experience for viewers and is a game changer for surgical education,” said Brian Conyer, CEO of Giblib.

Camera-maker 360fly works with a free iOS and Android mobile app, allowing users to create and share instructional videos over social media networks such as YouTube and Facebook.

To peruse Giblib’s library of surgical videos, visit here. Warning: Definitely not for the squeamish.


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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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