Seattle's Swedish Orthopedic Institute has set up a live webcast of a minor surgery on Tuesday morning in a bid to increase the interest in its latest robot-assisted surgical technology.
Viewers can watch as doctors conduct a partial knee replacement surgery on a 70 year old patient and can also talk live to an orthopedic surgeon as well as ask any questions via Twitter.
This is not the first time that such a webcast has taken place with Illinois' Sherman Hospital having conducted the first ever webcast of a surgery back in 2009.
The complete surgery will be shown live on the internet which means that those with a weak stomach are advised not to view the webcast. The hospital has already taken the permission of the patient and will be hoping to showcase its newest technology.