Dr. Shafi Ahmed, a hernia repairman (also known as a surgeon) in London, donned Snapchat Spectacles while breaking somebody open, #nofilter.

The Spectacles are a hands-free Snapchat accessory that records video in 10-second bursts and saves them to Snapchat Memories. Dr. Ahmed put on the frames to perform and record a routine procedure, saving the clips for medical students. And us. Mostly for us.

“The Snapchat platform is really interesting because it mimics who we are,” Dr. Ahmed told TIME, “It thinks on a 24-hour, short-term basis, and we, as individuals, work in short-term basis. We see things, we forget about them. Some goes into our long-term memory, but most of it, 95% of it, is all short-term.”


Who knows, perhaps Snapchat will now be more surgeries and procedures than dog ears and flower crowns. A girl can dream.

Is there a hernia filter yet?