SOME surgeons have been found to be fully conscious and responding to stimuli while performing operations.
A new study found that one in every 300 invasive procedures was performed by a surgeon completely aware of everything that was happening, though often too shocked to speak.
Dr Helen Archer said: “Before the mask and gown go on every surgeon has some morphine to steady their hands and laughing gas so they can see the funny side.
“It’s pretty nasty in there with all that blood and those organs and that. You need to be either asleep or fucked up on something.”
Heart surgeon Dr Norman Steele said: “It was horrifying. I could actually watch my hands making the cuts and saw every instrument that I left inside the patient.
“Thankfully I didn’t feel any pain.”