Woman sings during throat surgery while under hypnosis
What s are calling a world first, awoman sang during throat surgery while under hypnosis. 31yearold Alama Kante, who is a professionalsinger, underwent throat surgery in France to remove her thyroid gland. s used the unconventional method ofhypnosis rather than anesthetics and told her to sing throughout the operation to makesure they didn’t damage her vocal cords. I met with the anaesthetist to know how itwould go and they called me afterwards to say ‘No we are not going to do it becauseyou have a professional job with your vocal
cords, we can’t take the risk of sending youto sleep and perform such an operation’. So they proposed hypnosis so that I sing, sothe knows where to find the cords that he must not touch. Medical hypnosis allows the patient to remainawake and respond during the operation but Alama described the feeling as being in adreamlike state. It’s an operation which happens as if youwere in a dream and at the time you’re conscious of what is happening. I was in pain but itwas like I was not there, I was not myself. Alama sings traditional African songs andis set to release a new album.