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Hoag uses virtual reality to take surgery into a new dimension
Orange County Register

Marcus Barnes couldn’t have envisioned what he was about to see.

One month after successful brain surgery, the Irvine resident sat in an operating room at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and was handed a pair of virtual reality goggles.

“There’s your long-gone nemesis,” said Dr. Christopher Duma, neurosurgeon and medical director of the brain tumor program at Hoag Hospital.

“Oh my gosh. This is so cool,” Barnes, 41, said over and over. “This is truly amazing.”