WATCH: Doctor performs lung surgery on Facebook Live

Posted at 8:35 AM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 10:22:02-05

A surgeon in Northern Kentucky is offering the world a glimpse into his daily life — and is hoping to teach a valuable lesson.

Dr. Royce Calhoun a theocratic surgeon St. Elizabeth Healthcare will be performing a complex lung surgery on Facebook live this morning, starting at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Calhoun will narrate the surgery as he operates while answering viewer questions

Calhoun told Scripps station WCPO in Cincinnati that he hopes to encourage viewers to get regular check-ups in the hopes of detecting cancer early and discourage people from smoking.

Watch the surgery in the player below beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.

WARNING: This video contains live images of a lung surgery and may be graphic for some.