This Hospital Has Its Very Own Video Game Room... For The Surgeons

“It’s amazing how that little monkey wound up being able to help me and others become better surgeons” said an actual doctor.

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At a Florida hospital, the doctors are encouraged to play six minutes of video games before surgery. Dr. James Rosser, who co-authored a study on the benefits of gaming and laparoscopic surgery years ago at Beth Israel, is now putting the policy in motion at a local Florida hospital. The end result? An area where the surgeons can relax, kick back and play some Super Monkey Ball.

Seriously though, Gamecube? Look, I know the Gamecube version of Super Monkey Ball is great, but you might wanna get something a bit newer. Maybe a little Surgeon-Simulator 2013? Get with the times, doc!

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smorgasborg
Smorgasborg

Playing Super Monkey Ball before delicate surgery is probably ill advised. Speaking from personal experience, some of the levels will throw you into a blind, foamy-mouthed rage when you fail over and over trying to beat them.