Yes, on the right you see a cordless medgadget used by a renowned neurosurgeon during complicated brain operations. Doctor Henry Marsh of St George’s Hospital in London performs pro-bono work in Ukraine twice a year, and has to resort to cheaper tools, not exactly CE Mark approved, when performing surgeries.
When working for the National Health Service, Marsh uses a £30,000 compressed-air medical drill, but he said that the Bosch was an effective stand-in. “There’s not a huge difference,” he said. “The drill is Igor’s solution. It’s simply an ordinary drill which he uses with the standard medical drill bits.
“I have used the Bosch drill myself when I’ve been operating with Igor. It’s exactly the drill that you could have in your garden shed. He bought it at a do-it-yourself shop.”
There is a shortage of fully trained anaesthetists so Marsh’s patients are given only a local anaesthetic. This enables him to talk to them to ensure that he is not doing any permanent damage as he drills.